Arizona Memorial

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USS Arizona Memorial

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.

Names of the fallen men
It was a very disheartening video and I am sure it would stir up some emotions in people involved with WWII. After the video we boarded the boat to take us to the Arizona Memorial. The Memorial sits on top of the USS Arizona and the water is so shallow that you are able to get a good view of what is left of the ship. On the back wall is a list of the 1177 men that lost their lives that day on the Arizona. Over 900 are burried at sea with the ship. This Memorial acts as a cemetary for those fallen men. 29 men made it out alive during the attack on the Arizona but latter died and all were buried here with thier fellow crew members who perished.  

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.

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USS Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial
Names of the fallen men
Names of the fallen men
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