On Thursday we went to Pearl Harbor. This is my third time to visit the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Park and USS Arizona Memorial. I am stirred by a overwhelming sorrow and and thankfulness for all who served our country so valiantly during WWII. The other two times I have spent nearly all of my time in the museums but this time, before we did the USS Arizona Memorial Tour we decided to look at a few other things.
Ryan and I checking out the periscopes that were located by the Conning Tower that had been removed from a Submarine.
Taking my turn at the helm.
A picture of the entire conning tower. It always looks so much bigger in the movies. Go Figure!
Ryan standing beside a Japanese one man suicide torpedo.
In front of the Submarine USS Bowfin.
After we finished our tour of the grounds we went on the Tour to the USS Arizona Memorial. It was raining, so I don’t have pictures from the memorial, but some things are better kept in our hearts.