The USS Arizona Pear Harbor Memorial is located at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu on Oahu. This very moving memorial is a tribute to those who were forever entombed on that fateful December 7th morning of 1941 when the navy was attacked by Japanese war ships. This was essentially “ground zero” for the United States where its entry into World War II started. An introduction video is shown explaining the history that led up to the event as well as footage from the bombing itself. Then you are taken via boat (about 10 minutes one way) to the actual memorial where you will have 10-15 minutes to look around.
The memorial lies across across the hull of the sunken ship and if you look towards each end of the submerged ship you will see buoys that mark both ends. Oil from the ship still escapes all these years later and if you know where to look you will see oil stains on the surface. There is a list of names of those who died engraved in marble at one end of the memorial as well a list of names of the survivors who died much later. All bags must be left outside before entering (there is a private company that will store your bags for a small fee). The cost of the actual admission to the USS Arizona is free. For more information visit: www.nps.gov/usar