Letters to the Editor

USS Arizona wrong site for Japanese tea ceremony

I read with great interest a July 20 news article and have been seething ever since. United States organizers (who are they?) hosted an ancient Japanese tea ceremony on the memorial of the USS Arizona and the grave site of its sailors.

Why party on our memorial that symbolizes the beginning of World War II?

Why not have the ceremony on its sister ship, the USS Missouri, which symbolizes the end of World War II by Japan surrendering to the Allied forces?

Both battleships are prominent in Pearl Harbor.

Joan Jessel

Bradenton

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