Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Aerial view of the new memorial building that straddles the sunken USS Arizona battleship. [visualphotos.com]
Highlights include the deck of the 45,000-ton USS Missouri (aka the site of Japan's surrender), the cramped quarters of the USS Bowfin Submarine and the wreckage of the USS Utah from a viewing platform on Ford Island.
The most arresting site lies offshore at the commemorative and newly refurbished USS Arizona Memorial, situated over a sunken battleship that entombed 1,177 Marines and sailors in its hull.
The restored offshore memorial structure stretching over the huge, shadowy wreck makes its re-debut on May 28 (Memorial Day), marking the 50th anniversary of the monument's opening day.