Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial


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The Arizona Memorial has free admission.  It is run by a lot of volunteers helping the National Parks Service rangers.  We gave a donation, but we didn't need to stop at the cash machine for that.
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After getting through security, you get a ticket for the next available tour.  We only had to wait about 15 minutes.  We were there early morning on a weekday.
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The Missouri.
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There are two boats, operated by the Navy, which shuttle tours back and forth.
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It was raining a little bit.
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This memorial spans across the width of the sunken Arizona.  It is in 3 parts: the dock, the main memorial area here, and the shrine back in the shadows.
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Behind Jack is the base for one of the gun turrets.
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Can you see Jack way in the back?  He's wearing an orange shirt.  (This is just like an online "Where's Waldo?")
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I can't believe that after 61 years, there is still oil leaking out. The cynic in me wants to think that the Parks Department add fresh oil every few months.
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The tour only gets to spend about 15-20 minutes at the memorial.  It is long enough.
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As we left, we both agree we felt good about coming to visit and give proper homage to the great loss that happened here.
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Right next to the Arizona memorial is the torpedo museum.  Not a big deal, but it was a nice place to buy a hot dog and visit the gift shop for a souvenir shot glass
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Inside a mock up of a submarine.


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