Pearl Harbor – A Visit to Remember
While we were on our vacation in Oahu recently, we visited Pearl Harbor.
We took a short boat ride out to the USS Arizona Memorial — the site where the USS Arizona battleship went down in 1941.
It was amazing to look into the ocean and see the top of the ship still sticking out of the water…
and oil still seeping to the surface from below after so many years.
The kids were fascinated by the other ships there too,
and by the torpedoes.
|(They were huge; that’s me and the kids at the bottom of this one.)|
It was sad to see so many names inscribed on the memorial wall…
but it was an honor to be able to meet four survivors that happened to be there the day we were visiting…
I got emotional watching my kids shake hands with these men, and both my son and daughter seemed to understand the privilege they had in meeting them. As we were leaving, my son even said, “If I come back here with my kids some day, Mom, they won’t be able to meet survivors, will they?”