|Pearl Harbor. Oahu Island. Hawaii. December 2012.|
Overview of Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor is one of the most popular harbors in the world. It is popular due to its rich history, mostly during the World War II. This lagoon harbor is found in Oahu Island in Honolulu, Hawaii. The surrounding lands forms a deep-water naval base of the United States of America. It is the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire that made United States to put its feet in the World War II. There is so much history in this harbor and with that comes its attraction.
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona memorial is located in Pearl Harbor. The memorial was built in honor of the marines and sailors killed by the surprise attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor. It also serves as the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and marines killed on the day of the attack. The site has been marked as a national landmark hence many visitors flock in the place annually. It is estimated that there are over a million visitors to memorial.
This is yet another attraction site in Pearl Harbor. The museum plays host to a theater. The planes have caged in this museum for members of the public to see and even sit in them. Even President George Bush’s plane is here for members of the public to view it.
How to get to Pearl Harbor
After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy has been very vigilant on modes of entry to this point. The farthest you can reach by a plane is at the Airport in Honolulu. From there, you can take the shuttles ferrying people to the harbor.