I am in Hawaii to attend the 75th anniversary of December 7th. The event is not a celebration of the event or war, but to remember how bad war is and how we must never repeat this as well as honor all those that on that Sunday morning died or were forever affected. We had expected and hoped President Obama would be attending but it appears he may not be able to attend and cancelled his speaking events. I do know Japan's Prime Minister Shizo Abe is planning to attend and to remember and pay respects to the survivors and those that perished on December 7th, 1941. There will be several of the remaining Pearl Harbor survivors attendance including the remaining 5 of the USS Arizona. It is expected that this will be the final visit for most of the survivors who are all in their late 90s. If you are attending this event or in Hawaii and wish to, I may have one seat with me available for the ceremony early in the morning for free email me.
75th Commemoration website
Autodesk has been involved with the United States Park Service and U.S. Navy to map the USS Arizona in 3D and completed that task after a lot of work above and below the surface of Pearl Harbor. A 3D print of the ship is in World War 2 Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
It is going to be an amazing and historic event and I am truly honored to have been involved with Pete Kelsey of Autodesk and Scott Pawlowski of the NPS.
National Park Service and Autodesk Carry Out First Comprehensive Digital Survey to Preserve the USS Arizona and Memorial
Some photos of the 3D USS Arizona model, survey project, and a past December 7th event I have attended.
The 3D model in Autodesk ReMake and the 3D print.
Photos from the 3D survey project.
Autodesk Autodesk ReMake, Autodesk ReCap,Autodesk Infraworks) Pete Kelsey, Dominique Pouliquen, Shaan Hurley, Mike Gemmell, Mitko Vidanovski and several more Autodesk team members contributed to this historic project using the very latest in 3D capture technologies.
December 7th 2014 Remembrance Ceremony with the USS Arizona survivors final toast.
There is also a relative of mine who perished on this ship December 7th, 1941. This has a very personal connection to me not only from having participated in the 3D survey and diving on the USS Arizona and touching it, but the connection to a relative I never knew. A musician 2nd class in the USS Arizona band Wendell R. Hurley.
Read more about this project:
3D Print of the USS Arizona
3D Preservation of the USS Arizona in Autodesk Memento