USS Arizona Memorial - part of Hawaii's history
October 6, 2008 11:04 PM • by Learn about Hawaii • Posted to Hawaii | Hawaii Facts | Hawaii History | Hawaii Vacation | Comments (4) | PermalinkHAWAII is considered as one of the best vacation sites in the world.
Yearly, millions of tourists visit Hawaii, considered as the premier place for fun and excitement in the Pacific.
What makes, Hawaii such a unique and good place to stay is its pristine beaches, countless beautiful sites combined with good food and culture of the native inhabitants.
To the tourists the scenic island is the perfect haven for any weary souls.
To the lucky person who gets the chance to either visit Hawaii by work or vacation it would be best to take advantage of the great opportunity.
Yes, you heard it right; Hawaii has a vast array of historical places to offer to tourist aside from its regular tourism sites.
If you get the chance to visit of these historical sites, you are a lucky soul since you already become part of history.
One of the famous historical sites in the island is the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center located adjacent to Kamehameha Highway, near the Aloha Stadium, between Ford Island Bridge and Pearl Harbor's Makalapa Gate.
The USS Arizona Visitor Center is a favorite historical site among tourists since the structure is built to honor the brave American soldiers and civilians who died during the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese forces last December 7, 1942.
The treacherous attack by the Japanese military to the United States Pacific Fleet in Honolulu Hawaii is an important piece of world history.
The incident drove the Americans to launch a full-scale war against the Japanese soldiers to avenge the death 2,388 souls during the Pearl Harbor attack and to liberate nations occupied by the Asian soldiers and its allies.
If you want to personally honor the victims of the attack and see the place where the bloody World War 2 battle between the Americans and Japanese soldiers occurred visit USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center now.
To contact the Arizona Memorial Association, call (808) 422-5664 or (808) 422-5905. The Web site address for the USS Arizona Memorial is www.nps.gov/usar, while the address for the Arizona Memorial Museum Association is www. arizonamemorail.org.
The USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center welcomes visitor all year-round from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, December 25 and New Years Day, with tours every 15 minutes, and the last program starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free and tours are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not accepted.
A trip to a historical site in Hawaii will not only educate people but will also help tourist understand the past in order to have a better future.
Remember a nation and its people could not move forward if they are unaware of their rich history.
Make your Hawaiian experience more exciting by being taking a tour to the island's historical sites now.