USS Arizona/Pearl Harbor
One of the sights that I visited while in Honolulu was Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, its the other half of the story of World War I. The attack of Pearl Harbor and bombing of the USS Arizona is what led to the US dropping nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The USS Arizona still lies at the bottom of the Harbor and leaks oil, some 60 plus years after its 1177 passengers were entombed there. The site is a solemn place, reminding me of my visits to Arlington cemetery and the tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.
We arrive to the monument and had to take a small boat out to the monument, a white marble structure that was built over where the Arizona lies.
and then the silent yet visible reminders in form of oil droplets or black tears, that something horrible happened and that there in fact are remnants below.
On the far wall, the list of names of those 1177 people who's lives were lost on that day in December 68 years almost to the day that I visited the Arizona