Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii serves as a central gathering place for the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The World War II Valor in the Pacific National is the home to the USS Arizona Memorial that is dedicated to the one of the most momentous moments in US history - the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into the Second World War.
The Monument interprets and preserves the stories of the Pacific War, ranging from the battles in the Aleutians to the internment of Japanese Americans. The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (VALR) operates the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, which is the portal for all visitors to see the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, and the USS Utah Memorial. The Monument is also home to parts of Ford Island and Battleship Row and draws more than 1.8 million visitors each year from around the world.
1.The USS Arizona Memorial
2.Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Things to Do in Hawaii: World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
- The USS Arizona Memorial, Photo: Courtesy of tobago77 - Fotolia.com
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Photo: Courtesy of kameraaddikt - Fotolia.com
- Remembrance Circle, Photo: Courtesy of shanemyersphoto - Fotolia.com
- Visitor Information, Photo: Courtesy of Jabong - Fotolia.com
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Jeff - Fotolia.com