Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Remembering Pearl Harbor

On our second day in Hawaii, we went to Pearl Harbor--the place where the US Pacific fleet was attacked by Japanese warplanes in 1941--the event that dragged the US into World War II.

Entrance to the Pearl Harbor

This is the ride that will take us to USS Arizona Memorial

It was an unusually quiet 5-minute ferry ride to the memorial place.

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor

Base of Gun Turret No. 3 --
One of the remains of the ship today.

Base of Gun Turret No. 2 (I think)

It was an emotional and haunting experience being there--seeing the remnants of the battleship and all the names of the gallant men who risked their lives on that horrid day. They will always be remembered...

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