There are just some places that you can’t describe. Not so much what they look like, but the feeling it gives you or the energy contained within it. Pearl Harbour, for me was such a place. I was there in 98′ and was surprised at the emotions I felt looking down at the sunken USS Arizona ship in which the memorial rests over. The water is so clear, it looks like you could reach out and touch it. Then you remember why it’s there in the first place and realize you are staring at the resting place of 1,102 sailors and marines. I tried to image that day, December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the navel base. The utter chaos.
Besides the oil that still leaks from one of its bulkheads, I noticed how quiet it was. People trying their best to pay their respect anyway they could and it this case it was silence.
Sad to hear that as of May 6th, people will no longer be able to visit the ship. Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbour in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported .