Our World – The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor


Pearl Harbor now is such a pretty place. It is very hard to imagine that anything evil could happen at this place. But it did, 74 years ago on December 7, 1941.

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Photograph, from a Japanese aircraft, of the harbor under attack.

When Japanese planes attacked the Pacific Fleet in a surprise attack.


When the Navy launch approaches the USS Arizona Memorial everybody gets very quiet. It is more than a memorial. It is also a grave site.


USS Arizona in the middle of the photo.

The Memorial is the final resting place for 1,102 Sailors and Marines who were killed when the USS Arizona sank during the attack.


It is one of the most moving experiences I have ever had visiting the memorial. It had been on my bucket list a long time.

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9 thoughts on “Our World – The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

  1. Driller's Place

    I would love to visit this site. I know how you feel. I had a similar encounter at the Vietnam memorial. My drill Sargent is on that wall. While the wall is not the final resting place of those who gave themselves for the cause of freedom, it is a reminder that freedom is not free and there will always be a need to defend the values that we hold so dear. Thanks for posting this Yogi.

  2. sylviakirk

    I do remember the day so very well even though I was only nine years old. Wonderful captures for the day!!

  3. Karren Haller

    I have visited the Pearl Harbor site and when you see the oil rise to the surface and think about all those hat lost their lives, it is a moving experience!

    Great photos!

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