Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial. The day we visited there were two of the 50 still living survivors in the center answering questions. It was a sight to see those men. We watched a short video of the events that happened on Dec. 7, 1941, many of us in the tour group were overcome with emotion.

You can still see some of the USS Arizona sticking out of the bay. 1177 men died on that ship and nine hundred were never found. Oil still leaks from some parts of the ship into the water above.

Here we are aboard the USS Missouri. She was the battleship where the cease fire was signed with Japan. The deck is made of teak wood for better traction and in case a barrel of gunpowder was dropped there was less chance of an explosion.

Honolulu as seen from Punch Bowl, a cemetery for the men who died at Pearl Harbor and other veterans. Read more about Pearl Harbor here.
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