Traveling to Hawaii, I visited the Arizona Battleship Memorial with solemnity. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, the base of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet, while the U.S. Army was on no alert. In more than two hours of air strikes, Japanese bombers killed and injured 3,581 American citizens, sank six U.S. warships and destroyed 347 U.S. aircraft. The Arizona battleship, moored at Pearl Harbor at that time, was hit and sunk, the ammunition depot exploded, and 1177 soldiers were killed. Pearl Harbor incident directly led to the outbreak of the Pacific War, which made the United States officially join the Second World War. In May 1962, President Kennedy designated the sinking site of the battleship Arizona as a national cemetery and established the Arizona Memorial in the waters of the sinking site of the Arizona. The memorial was completed in 1980. The historical warships moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, present the history of World War II to the people. The Arizona's hull is still 12 metres underwater. Its superstructure and artillery are dismantled. The wreckage is visible on the water. Only the circular base of the main turret behind the hull is visible. On the white marble wall of the memorial hall, the names of 1177 naval officers killed on the warship on December 7, 1941 are inscribed. Every morning, naval soldiers still hoist the Star-Spangled Flag for the battleship Arizona, which is no longer navigable. The memorial was built on a submarine filler and arched over the underwater hull of the Arizona battleship. It seems to be a monument built on the sea, so that today's people will never forget that war, never forget those who fought for peace.
The U.S. Navy's Arizona Battleship Memorial in Pearl Harbor, built in 1980, commemorates the sinking of the Arizona Battleship in the Pearl Harbor attack. The wreckage of the main ship is not here, but part of the dismantled artillery shells, machine guns and other parts are displayed here.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a memorial hall located in the Pearl Harbor of Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA, just above the wreckage of the USS Arizona BB-39, which was sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It is under the jurisdiction and maintenance of the US Government and the US Navy. Apart from the sunken battleship, the wreckage of the Arizona today still contains 1,102 bodies of 1,177 dead soldiers. It was a free visit. We used to book tickets online. We were lucky to get tickets there. However, because of the cracks in the stairs of the memorial hall, we had to take a naval boat around.
The Arizona Warship Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the wreckage of a warship sunk by the Japanese during World War II. The memorial is free, but the number of tickets is limited every day. Most of the tickets are distributed on site sequentially, and a few can be booked. So I need to go in the morning. Now I can only take a boat around the memorial hall. First I watch movies to explain history, and then I boarded the boat to watch it.
Hawaii, the beautiful sacred place of America, was traveled to Hawaii on September 9, at 4.15 p.m. on Eastern Airlines. Hawaii, the sacred place of America that I have dreamed about for thousands of years, arrived at 1.50 a.m. in Beijing and 7.50 a.m. in Hawaii on September 9. Two September 9th has passed historically. Historically, dawn and sunrise were captured in the air. But I met the famous movie star Wang Zhiwen and his husband who were on the same flight.
The museum is soon accessible by boat from the harbor. In fact, this is where the original Arizona wrecked. The Memorial looks like a boat, and the list of all the soldiers who died gloriously is on the wall of the museum. After entering, the atmosphere was very serious. No Japanese tourists were seen. This can be said to be the patriotic education base of the American people.
The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, where one of the Arizona warships sank, and now a memorial has been built on its original site. To get to the memorial hall, we have to go by boat, because the hall is built on the sunken ship, and the ship's cabin is still leaking oil, which symbolizes human tears.