Honolulu Travel Blog› entry 10 of 28 › view all entries
The family was dying to visit Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial so we decided to venture there today. The center is very beautiful. It has a small shop where you can purchase touristy things about the USS Arizona but it also has great books and docuemntaries about that horrible day in history. There are several locations around the center that acts a museum to look at old photographs and historical accounts of the bombing. It was very interesting. They provide you with a headset so you can follow an audio tour. This tour gave some really good insight into the tragedy.
When it came time for our group, we all headed into a theatre where we watched a 23 minute video about the Memorial and the bombing.
It was a very sad place that instilled many emotions on us. You feel very upset that all this happened yet you also feel a sense of pride knowing they were protecting their country in a time of war. It was an amazing place.