• Long-Ago Secret Ceremony of the Crushed Canteen Now a Staple at Pearl Harbor

    8 days ago - By Celebrity Babies

    A Buddhist monk's long-ago secret ceremony to honor American airmen in downed planes has become a solemn staple of annual Pearl Harbor commemorations in Hawaii. This year marked the 46th enactment of the Blackened Canteen ritual to bring healing between two former enemies, the United States and Japan.
    “Everyone here knows about the ceremony,” says Richard Rovsek, who spoke to PEOPLE from aboard a ferry while attending Friday's Pearl Harbor events. “It has a very deep meaning.”
    As part of the ritual, American and Japanese delegates pour whiskey from a fire-charred World War II canteen into...
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