what an ironic twist that most visitors to pearl harbor are japanese hehehe since japan is now a peaceful country and is a major ally of the United States. The Japanese tourist are awed by the sights in the pearl harbor area and the memorial. December 7, 2009 marks the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and The United States' entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial remain top tourist destinations in Hawaii with over 1,500,000 visitors annually. The addition of the Battleship Missouri and the 1999 opening of the USS Missouri Memorial has further enhanced the importance of this historic area. The memorial, dedicated in 1962, spans the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it. Since it opened in 1980, the National Park Service has operated the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center associated with the memorial. Historical information about the attack, boat access to the memorial, and general visitor services are available at the center. The 19,585 pound anchor of the Arizona is displayed at the entrance of the visitor center.
Fondest memory: one must not go to oahu and not experience going to the USS Arizona Memorial
Favorite thing: You know your about the hit your maximum relaxation level when this is your view ......... Pearl Harbor on final approach. This time in addition to the USS AZ and Mighty MO, there was a massive radar platform being refurbished before being sent to Alaska to guard our frontiers.
Pearl Harbor is a great place to tour. You first get a historical film and then take a boat the the memorial.
Unbelievable that it is free! I thought nothing was free.....of course they do take donations.
Fondest memory: Certainly seeing the history unfold.
The original Newspaper Bulletin of the Honululu Star , it is things like that that can be seen at the Museum and bookstore at the Visitors Center at the Arizona Memorial.
Very emotional to see all this but it has inmense historical value , this should and will never be forgotten.
Fondest memory: Of course this memorial is an emotional visit
For those that had family lost in this terrible attack it has to be very difficult to see.
This the final resting place for many of the
Arizona's crewmen who lost there lives on september 7,1941, it is part of the Arizona still very visible after more then 60 years after the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor.
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Tour Honolulu and the Arizona Memorial
Fondest memory: Sitting on the bridge wing loking across the harbor at the Arizona Memorial and thinking about getting back home and that I would probably never see this place again.So enjoy the moment!!
Favorite thing: Visit U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and the U.S.S. Missouri. The Punchbowl Cemetery will offer a history lesson on World War II in the pacific as well as offering the best view of Honolulu.
Favorite thing: A view from the air will show that most of the Arizona is still visible and many parts are still visible above the water , or just under the water surface.
This Anchor was raised from the Hulk of the
This anchor was cast in Chester Pennsylvania in 1911and it weighd 19.585 pounds.
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