Hill Goodspeed

Devon Ravine | Northwest Florida Daily News

The long goodbye to Sen. John McCain will continue through Sunday when he will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Prior to his death from brain cancer last weekend, McCain was a frequent visitor to the Pensacola area, where his bonds ran deep. The city is tied to his family’s legacy in the naval aviation.  McCain also had close friendships in the community.

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Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,  which brought the United States into World War II, and forever changed this nation and the world.

One day earlier, December 6, 1941, was a typical Saturday for many Americans.

“Much of life in the United States was proceeding as it had been; on a normal, peaceful day you had your football games, you had people enjoying the outdoors, and planning events,” said historian Hill Goodspeed at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.