USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Most Americans are familiar with Pearl Harbor as the scene of the Japanese attack that pulled the United States into World War II. There are, however, other aspects of Pearl Harbor that also make it an important place to visit. Pearl Harbor remains a vital, operational military base for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Ocean. Many military operations and relief efforts are planned and staged out of Pearl Harbor. It was established as a military base by the United States in 1908.