Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Nooooooooooow we're in the right spirit to talk about the USS Arizona memorial. We visited the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor which functions as a tomb for those lost in the Pearl Harbor attacks. It is an incredibly solemn site and a very lovely, fitting floating memorial. Survivors of the USS Arizona often request to be buried with their fellow servicemen below, which is a telling sentiment of the event.
Pearl Harbor also has some other sights to see, including the USS Missouri and an aviation museum. The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the United States. Although, it's since been retrofitted for service in the Gulf War, it's still interesting to see what a 'modern day' battleship might look like.
9 Day Hawaii Trip
- Big Island, Hilo-side
- O'ahu, Waikiki & Diamond Head State Monument
- O'ahu, Pearl Harbor
- Big Island, Kona-side
- Big Island, Around the Fairmont Orchid
- Big Island, Itinerary, 9 days