I was able to explore the “Foundations of Freedom” yesterday and “To Honor, To Remember” the events of December 7, 1941. I visited Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. (My grandparents surprised my brother and I with a trip to Hawaii for Christmas

The USS Missouri, where the Japanese signed the treaty that ended WWII, is also docked in Pearl Harbor. The water is iridescent because of the oil rising from the USS Arizona.

They played the National Anthem and raised the American flag at the same time (just after 8:00am) that Pearl Harbor was attacked.