Yearly on the night of Dec. 7, a small group gathers at Mt. Diablo in Northern California to commemorate the anniversary of the assault on Pearl Harbor by relighting the flame on prime of the mountain.
The attendees congregate to honor those that misplaced their lives in 1941 when the Japanese Navy attacked a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. On the night time of Dec. 7, 1941, the Eye of Mt. Diabl’ went darkish because the West Coast ready for the potential for one other strike.
The beacon remained unlighted for 23 years till on the night of December 7, 1964, Chester Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Forces throughout World Struggle II, relighted the flame atop Mount Diablo.
The custom has been happening for fifty three years on the request of Nimitz. The beacon on prime of the mountain stays darkish each different night time of the yr.
On Thursday, attendees honored the remaining survivors of Pearl Harbor who’re nonetheless dwelling in Contra Cosa County – about ninety minutes east of San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The beacon, was first ignited by the pilot Charles Lindbergh in 1928 as an assist to aviation within the area.