Monday, December 7th, is the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2000 US military personnel died in the massive raid by Imperial Japan’s navy, with 1177 of those coming from the loss of the USS Arizona when she exploded and sank.
There are still a few survivors, but they are in their mid-90’s. Soon, any living link to “the day that will live in infamy” will be gone.
Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into World War Two. Approximately three years and nine months of tough fighting and sacrifice lay ahead for our nation before final victory – but final victory was achieved.
What are you doing to achieve YOUR victories? At Texas811, we’re working hard every hour of every day to make sure you achieve your number one goal – returning home safe at the end of the work day.
What constitutes other Texas811 victories?
Victory for our 1500 plus members is fewer line strikes.
Victory for our member’s customer base is fewer outages due to line strikes.
Victory for our environment is fewer spills or releases of material due to line strikes.
Victory for our busy Texas construction crews is less down time due to line strikes.
Victory for our state is making just one more person aware of the need to call 811 before digging.
Today you can visit the USS Arizona – you can see her outline in the water beneath the Pearl Harbor memorial. The sunken ship is a tomb for hundreds and hundreds of sailors.
Don’t let a deadly line strike become your tomb. Always call 811 to get lines located before you dig.
Because victory can be as simple as you walking through your front door at the end of the day.
Until next week, safe digging!