In the early hours of December 7th, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a massive attack on the naval base just outside of Honolulu, Hawaii. This attack would result in a declaration of war, the entry of the United States of America into WWII. Both Luci and I have ancestors that fought in the Pacific. During our recent visit to Hawaii, we spent the morning paying our respects to those that lost their lives in this attack. The Pearl Harbor visitors center is a helpful resources to learn about the history of this fateful event. Once you have had the chance to visit the museum, you are ushered into a theater to watch a short documentary on the attack. From the theatre you board a small shuttle boat that takes you out to the USS Arizona memorial. Below are a few of our pictures from our visit.
Visiting Pearl Harbor:
Official Website: http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.