Do you know what today is? Today is a significant day in United Stated history. It is Pearl Harbor Day. On this day in 1941 the Japanese bombed Navy battleships that were docked in Hawaii, killing 2,402 people.
The power of the Arizona Memorial is something that is hard to describe. In 1988 my parents took us to Hawaii on a special vacation. One of the places that was a must see was Pearl Harbor to pay our respects at the Arizona Memorial. Even though I was only going into sixth grade at the time, I still could sense what everything was all about. When you actually go onto the area that is over the ship below, there is an eerie silence.
Description: An aerial view of the USS Arizona Memorial with a US Navy (USN) Tour Boat, USS Arizona Memorial Detachment, moored at the pier as visitor disembark to visit and pay their respects to the Sailors and Marines who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. (Released to Public)
Location: PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII (HI) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)
DoD photo by: PH3(AW/SW) JAYME PASTORIC, USN
Date Shot: 23 May 2002