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What a sight of history!
This is a must even if you are not a history buff.
Pearl Harbor gives you a good perspective of WWII. It comemorates those that were lost in battle and you can actually still see the Arizona battleship that is still leaking fuel unto the Pacific Ocean.
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Please take the time to see...
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.
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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A Must-See for EVERYONE!
If you get there too early, you will end up waiting in line out front for a long time to buy your tickets to enter. You can take the city "The Bus" there for $2 each way from just about any hotel on the island. That's the cheapest, and most economical way to get there. The audio tour is well worth it, if you are on the fence about deciding to do it. I've been twice, and the audio tour, the second visit, helped enhance my experience all the more. This is truly a must-see for all tourists visiting Oahu. Emotions run wild in so many ways while touring the memorials. I love this place!
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U S S Arizona 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...
Standing looking at
the Arizona Memorial
you would never
know the nightmare
that happened there.
We can only hope
the World makes
USS Arizona and USS Missouri...
USS Arizona and USS Missouri memorials
Can't visit Oahu without seeing the 'bookmarks' of America's WWII involvement.
PearlHarbor with the Arizona...
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.
You must visit the Arizona...
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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