Pearl Harbor:
“December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”- Franklin d. Roosevelt. http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/fdr-infamy.htm

One of America’s greatest historical sites is Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. There is so much to sink your historical heart into. Expect to spend most of the day at this, truly humbling site ….
The Mighty Mo (Mighty Missouri, Battle ship) is a spectacular, living museum. Visitors are allowed to venture through the upper and lower decks (headsets are available). From mess halls to Captain’s quarters. From the soldier’s sleeping bunks below to the many fighting decks above. This is one great ship you will not want to pass up.
The Arizona…You will take a short boat ride to the Arizona Memorial where oil can still be seen bubbling up from below. It’s amazing, respectfully, no one speaks a word while they move through the ship’s cemetery. All bowing their heads in front of the grand marble wall of names of our brave fallen soldiers.
There is much more to see in Pearl Harbor than the famous Mighty Mo and Arizona Memorial, mentioned above. A WWII submarine was in port which you are able to venture through. Expect very small spaces… it will get smaller as you move through. Please don’t let this detour you from placing yourself in this rare part of history and try to remember, this was life for our American Hero’s. It is worth it. Walking through the park, WWII artillery is as also quite a sight. Many you are able to walk/sit in.
Tickets for one or multiple exhibits from the Mighty Mo & the Arizona to the Airfields & Submarines are available once entering the Pearl Harbor Gates.

 

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