The USS Arizona Memorial and the Park Service has done an incredible job telling the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor! I recommend arriving early to get free tickets for the theater and the boat trip out to the USS Arizona. Once you get your tickets, you will have time to go through the exhibits inside and outside (also free of charge). Please be advised they do not allow ANY bags (including purses, diaper bags, camera bags, etc) inside the park. The parking lot is a HIGH THEFT area, so hide your bags out of site prior to arriving! On another note, I felt the Navy personnel could have been more professional. As a retired Veteran, when in uniform, you are Ambassadors of your service. For some tourists (including American taxpayers) this is their first contact with the American Navy. Being courteous and respectfully directing guests, instead of giving orders would go a long way. Also, when the boat slams against the dock and nearly knocks some elderly women off their seat, an apologetic comment would be appropriate.
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