It was a crime! We had lived here 3 years and had never gone to Pearl Harbor. So one morning- we just thought, "today is the day". We hurried and got dressed.
I know you are thinking, "Yeah right! Your kids are dressed in matching outfits!" It's true- we didn't even shower that morning - probably more information than you wanted to know... but I did make sure the kids had matching outfits. If we are in public, it's just visually easier to keep a head count and keep track of them if they are all wearing the same thing. (But you'll notice son#3- I couldn't find his blue shirt.)
Anyway- I digress.. .
Our trip to Pearl Harbor was so AWESOME!
Some Pearl Harbor Veterans were there visiting and talked to the kids about what it was like, where they were, they were just 18 at the time!
They called it "The war fought by teenagers".
While you wait for your turn to take the boat out to the memorial, there is a museum and we got the headsets. It's worth it. There is so much information to process and it's like having a guided tour.
Then here are some pictures out at the memorial.
I'm so grateful for all those serving in our military. I'm humbled by their sacrifice. My father was in the Navy. I grew up- so proud of him- but at the same time missing him.
Thank you to those who continue to keep our country safe.
Wishing you all a safe return home.