Pearl Harbor Memorial ~ Oahu, Hawaii 1177 young men who were 19-20 years old lost their lives, when the ship the "Arizona" was sunk, during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 1102 of them still lie in their watery grave in the sunken ship. Very emotional and sobering to see.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii ~ August 22 ~ 28, 1991 Midway was relieved as the Navy's forward-based aircraft carrier by USS Independence, CV-62 in what was known as The Great Carrier Swap-Out. Midway continued on to NAS North Island in San Diego, California, where she was decommissioned in 1992 and towed to Bremerton, Washington. I was there with VAQ-136
Honolulu, capital of Hawaii – America's remotest island state located in the Pacific, is one of the country's most iconic tourist destinations. In large part this is due to the magnificent local dining, nightlife and shopping scene, complete with a marvelous beach lined with picturesque palms and high-rise hotels. Honolulu is also closely associated with the WWII history, namely the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.