Pearl Harbor, Honolulu

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Arizona Memorial; Battleship Missouri; Bowfin

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  • Please take the time to see...

    by Astupplebeen Written Aug 24, 2002

    Please take the time to see Pearl Harbor. It can be crowded and all I can say is that it is truly worth the wait. There is a souvenir shop there, that also sells drinks and snacks. Walk out to lawn, and there in the distance is the Arizona Memorial. You can watch the boats going back and forth, and take in the atmosphere of a US Naval Base, that was under fire so many decades ago.
    The short movie that we watch before boarding was quite moving. I asked my wife for a tissue or two. It really is something to behold. After the movie, we gathered our things to go to the dock. Getting on the small boat, I watched the Memorial growing larger and larger. It brought to me a fierce pride in the US, and our armed forces. So many names to see on the Memorial's Wall. All encased in the metal tomb below us.

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    Pearl Harbor

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003
    USS Arizona

    When you are on the memorial, so sad see even today oil droplets bubble to the surface of Pearl Harbor above the USS Arizona, creating a vivid link to the past. On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941 a Japanese surprise air attack left the Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted steel. Here, peace was interrupted and paradise lost. In hours, 2,390 futures were stolen, half of these casualties from the battleship Arizona.

    Behind the shadows of destroyed airfields, aircraft, and ships, America fought fear, and a determined enemy responding with an unrivaled war effort. An epic battle for democratic ideals and world freedom would bloody the fields of Europe and the islands of the Pacific over the next four years.

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  • One important tip is to get a...

    by cranmera Written Aug 25, 2002

    One important tip is to get a visitor's pass to all the military bases. They have the best beaches and on Hickam Air Force base, you can still see buildings with bullet holes from the attack at Pearl Harbor.

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    USS Bowfin - Submarine Museum...

    by Always7696 Written Aug 25, 2002

    USS Bowfin - Submarine Museum & Park
    A WWII era submarine in great condition. There is a gift shop inside and food available outside. The dining area provides a beautiful view of the submarine. The tour is self-paced on audio cassettes with a couple of guides placed for more information and safety reasons. This is an old submarine and has very close quarters throughout. Outside around a flagpole is a stone representing all the submarines that went down in the Pacific listing all onboard. Also, torpedo display is along the walkway. Be sure to buy the combo ticket if you want to see the USS Missouri nearby. A tram service runs between the two exhibits.

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    U S S Arizona Memorial

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Memorial

    The USS Arizona Memorial as a national shrine symbolizes American sacrifice and resolve. Through national tragedy, a “sleeping giant awoke”

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    Standing looking atthe...

    by Randall_Burt Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Standing looking at
    the Arizona Memorial
    you would never
    know the nightmare
    that happened there.
    We can only hope
    the World makes
    PEACE Everywhere!

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    USS Arizona and USS Missouri...

    by nielsmith Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    USS Arizona and USS Missouri memorials
    Can't visit Oahu without seeing the 'bookmarks' of America's WWII involvement.

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    PearlHarbor with the Arizona...

    by Gillianina Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Pearl
    Harbor with the Arizona Memorial. It is a monument built to
    commemorate all the seamen dead during the bombing on December 7  1941.
    There's also a musuem and a documentary to watch.

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    You must visit the Arizona...

    by ladywyng Written Aug 25, 2002

    You must visit the Arizona Memorial and appreciate the bravery of those young men.
    It was extremely sad to realize that their bodies are still down there.

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