I know exactly what you mean, reaper. We were there in '82. Oddly enough, my wife and I and the couple we were traveling with were the only Americans on the memorial at that particular boatload. The balance of the people were Japanese tourists. We, no doubt, have a million pictures of us floating around Japan. My father's cousin, who was my namesake, was there on 12/7/41, and described how he had to swim for shore after his ship was bombed. A particular "thank you" to all of our veterans.