A lot has happened in the past two days! Here are just a few of the highlights
3. Yesterday was my 23rd birthday! Knowing that there were a myriad of activities to participate in, I decided that to start checking things off of my “Hawai’i to do list,” and go to Pearl Harbor Memorial. Of course my camera died the moment I walked in so I have no pictures of this excursion, but to make this post a little more interesting than the last one I will include pictures I got off of Google. It was a humbling experience to look out on the harbor and realize that hundreds of men sacrificed their lives so that I can enjoy the freedoms that I do. Right before getting on the boat to see the U.S.S. Arizona memorial there was a plaque that had pictures of the crew doing their normal morning routine, not knowing that in a few short hours over half of their crew would die. Out of everything that happened that day those pictures touched me the most and made me realize that I do not know what is going to happen 10 minutes from now, so I need to make sure I am living each do to the fullest. Later that day I was able to get onto a boat that took me over to the U.S.S. Arizona memorial, where I saw the submarine that took 1,177 men’s lives on December 7, 1941, I wish there was a word stronger than thank you to express how I feel about those men and women who serve in the military and sacrifice their lives.
|The memorial they built over the U.S.S. Arizona|
|The names of the men who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Arizona|