"The USS Arizona Memorial" by NPS photo by Brett Seymour , public domain

Pearl Harbor

National Memorial - Hawaiʻi

Pearl Harbor National Memorial is located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The site commemorates the events of the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which killed over 2,400 Americans and sank twelve ships. The site includes the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Utah memorial, the USS Oklahoma memorial, six chief petty officer bungalows on Ford Island, mooring quays F6, F7, and F8, which formed part of Battleship Row, and the visitor center at Halawa Landing. Nearby are the USS Missouri memorial, USS Bowfin museum, and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, which are designated historic attractions within the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex.

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Official visitor map of Pearl Harbor National Memorial (NMEM) in Hawaiʻi. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Pearl Harbor - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Pearl Harbor National Memorial (NMEM) in Hawaiʻi. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Driving Map of Oʻahu (Oahu) in Hawaii. Published by the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.Oʻahu - Driving Map

Driving Map of Oʻahu (Oahu) in Hawaii. Published by the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Vintage map of Hawaiian Islands - Oahu 1951. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Oʻahu - Vintage USGS Map - Oahu 1951

Vintage map of Hawaiian Islands - Oahu 1951. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor_National_Memorial Pearl Harbor National Memorial is located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The site commemorates the events of the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which killed over 2,400 Americans and sank twelve ships. The site includes the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Utah memorial, the USS Oklahoma memorial, six chief petty officer bungalows on Ford Island, mooring quays F6, F7, and F8, which formed part of Battleship Row, and the visitor center at Halawa Landing. Nearby are the USS Missouri memorial, USS Bowfin museum, and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, which are designated historic attractions within the Pearl Harbor Naval Complex. At the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. Please input our address: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu HI 96818 Rather than just "Pearl Harbor," as this will take you to the active military base, not the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Pearl Harbor National Memorial Visitor Center The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The visitor center, two museums, and USS Arizona Memorial program are free for all visitors. The visitor center is closed three days a year: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. For every other day, including all other holidays, we are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with no shortened hours. If you are using a GPS, the physical address is: Pearl Harbor National Memorial 1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, HI 96818 Be sure to use this address. A search for "Pearl Harbor" on Google Maps will take you to the active military base, not the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Please also make sure you do not try to take the Ford Island bridge. The visitor center is located right near the turn for the Ford Island bridge. Ford Island is only accessible by military personnel and government employees.* Pearl Harbor Visitor Center An evening photo of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Complex looking towards the museums. Pearl Harbor welcomes approximately 1.2 million visitors annually from around the world. USS Arizona Memorial The USS Arizona Memorial in front of the USS Missouri. About 1.4 million people from all over the world visit the USS Arizona Memorial every year. The USS Arizona and Memorial The USS Arizona Memorial The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The memorial The USS Utah The USS Utah off the coast of Ford Island The USS Utah lays where she fell on the north side of Ford Island. This decision was made in 1944 after several attempts at raising the ship failed. The quiet decision was made to leave the bodies of 58 crewmen onboard, considering them buried at sea. USS Arizona Memorial USS Arizona Memorial USS Arizona Memorial and turret USS Arizona Memorial Visitors at the USS Arizona Memorial Daily visitation to the USS Arizona Memorial is often more than 4,000 visitors. The USS Oklahoma Memorial The USS Oklahoma Memorial After receiving seven to nine torpedo hits on the port (left) side, the USS Oklahoma capsized in roughly 20 minutes after the attack began. Over 400 men were trapped inside, of which only 32 were rescued. World War II Plane Crashes in National Parks During WWII, more than 7,100 air crashes involved US Army Air Force (USAAF) aircraft occurred on American soil. Collectively these crashes resulted in the loss of more than 15,599 lives (Mireles 2006). Many of these military aircraft accidents occurred in remote, often mountainous, areas managed by the National Park Service. plane crash at base of grassy hill Navy Region Hawaii Hosts Bell Ringing Ceremony On October 13, 2017, Navy Region Hawaii hosted a bell ringing ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to celebrate. Following the bell ringing was the dedication of the new Lone Sailor statue on the visitor center grounds. Happy Birthday US Navy! Man in navy uniform drapes a lei on the Lone Soldier monument. The Pearl Harbor Attack At Pearl Harbor, as morning colors were readied and sailors and civilians ate breakfast, the Japanese planes struck. In 15 minutes the main battle line of the Pacific fleet was neutralized. The battleships CALIFORNIA, OKLAHOMA, WEST VIRGINIA, NEVADA and ARIZONA were sunk, as was the old battleship UTAH then being used as a target and antiaircraft training vessel. USS Arizona Reenlisting at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument When you are a military spouse, there are moments that you look forward to where you can stand beside your spouse mark milestones together. One thing I have learned after being a military spouse for nearly a decade is that seizing the moment is important, because your circumstances will change. This is one of those moments. Man in Air Force uniform, holding a flag, on board the USS Arizona Memorial. Jeannette Rankin: One Woman, One Vote Only one woman in American history – Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin – ever cast a ballot in support of the 19th Amendment. In 1916, Rankin represented the citizens of Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives, and she wanted American women nationwide to enjoy the benefits of suffrage. “If I am remembered for no other act, I want to be remembered as the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote,” Rankin said. Black and white photo of Jeannette Rankin; library of congress Series: On Their Shoulders: The Radical Stories of Women's Fight for the Vote These articles were originally published by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) as a part of the WSCC blog, The Suff Buffs. The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission was created by Congress to commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment throughout 2020 and to ensure the untold stories of women’s battle for the ballot continue to inspire Americans for the next 100 years. In collaboration with the WSCC, the NPS is the forever home of these articles Logo of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission

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