Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial

There’s nothing like visiting a place to understand the complete context of what happened there. My family and I recently visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and were very humbled by the experience. This was the place that thrust the US into WWII against the Japanese on December 7 1941 when the Japanese surprise attack unleashed hell on this most beautiful and peaceful islands. You learn this in history at school, may have seen a movie or two about the attack, but being there makes it real in way that’s hard to describe. When you visit, take off your hats, listen, speak quietly and pay your respects to many young men & women who never had a chance. All taken with x100s and processed in PSE with Perfectly Clear.

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Arizona memorial with Missouri to the left at back

 

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In memory of those who lost their lives

This is a gun turret from the Arizona that remains above the waters edge

This is a gun turret from the Arizona that remains above the waters edge

Oil still leaks from the Arizona. Our guide told us these are supposedly the black tears of those who perished.

Oil still leaks from the Arizona. Our guide told us these are supposedly the black tears of those who perished.

Flag stands tall and proud

Flag stands tall and proud

Panorama from the memorial

Panorama from the memorial

Japanese model aircraft carrier that launched the attack on Dec 7 1941. We were told many of these carriers were destroyed in the battle of Midway

Japanese model aircraft carrier that launched the attack on Dec 7 1941. We were told many of these carriers were destroyed in the battle of Midway

Close up of the model Japanese carrier

Close up of the model Japanese carrier

 

One thought on “Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial

  1. I love this place, and have been there twice. What a fantastic photo it makes, the flag seen waving through the ceiling of the memorial, no matter how many different versions of it I come across.

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