Relive an extraordinary moment in history with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial - a deeply moving experience, especially for those who remember firsthand the events of December 7, 1941, the Day of Infamy. You will visit the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center to view a fascinating film depicting the events of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. Then, you'll board a US Navy launch for the short ride to the Arizona Memorial itself-a bright and airy structure built across the width of the sunken USS Arizona-one of the 19 ships bombed that historic December morning.
You’ll see the massive ship just below the surface of the water as well as the American flag that flies at half-mast from the ship’s severed main mast, which protrudes from below the ocean. You’ll also see the marble wall carved with the names of the 1,178 young men who lost their lives on the ship. From Pearl Harbor, you will drive past Honolulu’s city highlights. See the Aloha Stadium, the downtown district, Chinatown, the Kawaiahao Church, City Hall, the State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and Iolani Palace-former residence of Hawaii’s last two reigning monarchs. Continue through Punchbowl National Cemetery, honoring the fallen of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.