We went to Hawaii in 2016. It was a incredible and wonderful trip. The USS Arizona Memorial, located within Pearl Harbor, is a must-see and emotional place to visit in Hawaii. The tour include a movie about the Pearl Harbor attack, a museum and a boat ride to the Arizona Memorial.
On December 7, 1941, Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service surprise attacked the Pearl Harbor and killed 2403 Americans, destroyed US Navy battleships, cruisers, aircrafts, which lead US to declare war to Japan and entering into the World War II.
The USS Arizona Memorial was built over the remains of the sunken battleship of USS Arizona, in honor of the 1,177 crew members who were killedon December 7, 1941.
The documental movie and museum are educational, heart wrenching and truly help us to understand the one of most pivotal moments in US history.
The boat ride on USS Arizona is deeply emotional. The memorial honors the fallen Arizona crewmen in the attack, and survivors who have reunited with their fallen shipmates in the water. Their names are displayed in the shrine room. It makes us to think about how people have sacrificed for our country.