The date, December 7, 1941 will never be forgotten.
This was the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese military. One of the ships which went down that day, the USS Arizona, contained a very uniquely bonded crew of naval officers. There were 37 sets of brothers operating that ship at the time of the attack.
One way to pay respect to these officers and all the others effected by the devastating attack is to tour Pearl Harbor. There are many different types of tours to take on your Pearl Harbor visit. When you tour Pearl Harbor, you can also take the Dole plantation tour, cycling tours, and educational tours for the whole family.
The decision to tour Pearl Harbor does not mean a week of only patriotic memorials. The people at the Dole plantation have long been proud of their ability to educate tourists, and local Hawaiian residents on the rich, unique agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands through memorable, hands on experiences. I hear they even let you taste some of the fruit, fresh off the plantation!
Tour Pearl Harbor for its sheer beauty. The tropical islands of Hawaii are an archipelago of eight major islands, seven atolls, numerous islets, and exposed seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean. When you tour Pearl Harbor, you are touring paradise.
On the 2nd of September, 1945, allied and axis powers met in solemn ceremony, aboard the USS Missouri, in Tokyo Bay. The purpose was to, “conclude an agreement by which peace can be restored.”
You, too, can stand aboard the USS Missouri and share a moment of silence for the fallen heroes of the second world war.