Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
We saw parts of the ship that had been recovered.
It was very hard to see the ship so close, yet know that they were unable to retrieve the fallen that were still entombed.
They told us about how the fellow shipmates have since requested to leave the fallen in the ship. They feel that it would be wrong to remove them after so many years.
As we were standing there listening to the audio tour, we saw a man who had been on the USS Arizona on that terrible day. He was handing out flowers to throw into the water for those who wanted to honor the fallen.
We then boarded the ferry to head back...
After that excursion both Detto and I were mentally drained.
I will post something more positive tomorrow.