We headed out early to tour the Arizona Memorial. The guides reminded us to treat the site as you would a cemetery because it is the final resting place for the men who died on or inside the ship on D-Day. I wasn’t aware, but they also told us that any survivors from that ship have the option to be buried there after they die.
One really doesn’t forget that the memorial was built on top of the sunken ship, because several parts of the Arizona were left purposely visible. The decay is a solemn reminder to be reverent.
After our visit there, we hopped on a plane and headed over to The Big Island, where we were greeted by this beautiful sight:
More to come…