When you travel to Pearl Harbor, make sure to pause at Remembrance Circle, which pays tribute to the men, women, and children, both military and civilian, killed as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The visitor center includes a spacious bookstore, numerous interpretive wayside exhibits, and a lovely waterfront promenade. Explore the exhibit galleries “Road to War” and “Attack,” where displays of personal memorabilia, historic photographs, artifacts of the battle, and several interactive exhibits tell the story of that fateful day.
On December 7, 1941, aircraft from the carriers took off to attack American ships and installations at Pearl Harbor. The fleet while moving towards Hawaii maintained radio silence and though this intrigued the US Navy, it was successful. Accordingly the Japanese war cabinet under General Tojo gave the signal of approval and preparations were made for the attack.
It was surmised that the fleet taken by surprise would be easily attacked and US power to operate in the Pacific severely it was assumed would allow the Japanese Army to consolidate their victory in South East Asia.
Due to security requirements at the USS Arizona Memorial, bags and purses are not allowed. The visitor center offers storage for $5 per bag. Souvenir commemorative newspaper & Pearl Harbor Hawaii tote bag. Hawaii State Capitol Grounds – Includes the Father Damien Statue, a tribute to the Roman Catholic priest who died after 16 years of serving leprosy patients, the Eternal Flame, the Korean Vietnam War Memorial and the Liberty Bell.
You can also visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl; a beautifully maintained cemetery at Punchbowl is a memorial to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who gave up their lives in the line of duty.