Hawaii, June/July 2012, Day 3

We headed out early to tour the Arizona Memorial. The guides reminded us to treat the site as you would a cemetery because it is the final resting place for the men who died on or inside the ship on D-Day. I wasn’t aware, but they also told us that any survivors from that ship have the option to be buried there after they die.

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One really doesn’t forget that the memorial was built on top of the sunken ship, because several parts of the Arizona were left purposely visible. The decay is a solemn reminder to be reverent.

After our visit there, we hopped on a plane and headed over to The Big Island, where we were greeted by this beautiful sight:

More to come…

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