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Friday, December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor Hawaii

On November 27, 1998 we both flew on Delta Airlines to Oahu, Hawaii.
Staying at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach.
Will show more later about that part...
On December 2, we were ready to go on the bus for E NOA Pearl Harbor Tours by 8:45 AM.
A very interesting tour with a movie of December 7, 1941.
We went with a Navy boat to the USS Arizona Memorial which is placed on top of the sunken wreckage.
Over 1,100 names on the wall; all from this ship.
The captain's name was Franklin Van Valkenburgh (a Dutch name!)...
Also a Father and his Son...
Many Brothers...
A chilling experience to stand there!
Every American ought to visit here...
It is mind boggling to read the history...
The Visitor Center is open every day from 7:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. 
Only on Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day it is closed.
Day of Infamy... 7 December 1941
USS Arizona as she appeared before destruction, December 7, 1941.
May PEACE prevail as this is so devastating...

Has any of you ever visited the USS Arizona Memorial in Oahu, Hawaii?


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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      It is a must see especially for all Americans and may we all learn from history!
      We just had been five years American Citizens when we went.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,

    herzlichen Dank für deinen schönen Post.
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Kein schöner Post aber wertvoll um die Kriegs-Geschichte zu lernen.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  3. When think of Hawaii I am happy. It is a beautiful tropical island I would like to visit someday.
    About Perl Harbor, I think of a sad history of a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor by Japan. Your new header is beautiful!Christmas has come to your place!
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Dearest Tomoko,
      At the time we were staying at the Hyatt Regency, we were there with mainly Japanese visitors.
      It is closer to Japan than it is to us here in Georgia!
      We love the tropical paradise too but it is so far away...
      The sad history is something we all ought to learn from.
      Thank you for your compliment about my header!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Hello Mariette, I have never been to Hawaii, but this will be at the top of the list when I get there. The Pearl Harbor attack was terrible, but we have seen how wounds can heal and now the U.S. and Japan have a solid friendship. I hope that all our current political traumas can end this well.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Surprised that you never ended up being in Hawaii, even for traveling en-route to your destination.
      Historically this is a great place for learning first hand about history.
      Glad that tragedy turned into great friendships between the U.S. and Japan and let's hope that more nations will follow that example!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hello dear Mariette!
    My dad has been in Hawaii many years ago!
    I read a book about Perl Harbor and the attack from the Japanese is a sad story.
    Thank you for sharing all those interesting informations!
    Have a lovely day and a happy weekend! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Glad your Dad did make it to Hawaii from Australia and indeed a very sad history but we ought to learn from it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Liebe Mariette,
    das ist gewiß nicht schön, dort zu stehen, wo das Grauen passierte! Ich war noch nie dort und habe auch nicht das Bedürfnis.

    Einen schönen friedvollen 2. Advent wünsche ich Dir und Deinem Mann.

    Liebe Grüße
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Keiner von uns hat das Bedürfnis an solchem Ort zu sein aber wir alle sollen lernen von der Vergangenheit.
      Es war auch für uns ein Grauen um mit Amerikanisch Freunde zu den Deutschen Kriegsfriedhof zu gehen wo mann Gräber von 15 und 16-jährige Deutsche "Kinder" sieht! Schlimm für allen die beim Krieg bezogen waren.
      Liebe Grüße und auch einen friedvollen 2. Advent für euch alle!
      Mariette

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  7. I tried to visit there long time ago but somehow I got lost and ended up seeing from distance.
    That is a sad part of history. I wish peace will prevail, too xo

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Guess one needs to go there with a special touring group for entering.
      Very sad indeed and may we have ongoing peace!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Dearest Mariette,
    I was thinking of about perI Harbor in the Japanese a sad story, Let have is beautiful Christmas in here,
    Have a good Weekend,
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      A very sad time in history... All wars are devastating and sad.
      Indeed, may we have a peaceful Christmas Season for the entire world.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hello dear Mariette,
    Let's hope wars will be a thing of the past one day, unfortunately some countries make a business of being in war, it is horrendous.
    I feel happier spending my time watching animals live in the wild although most of them are dramatically endangered thanks tu us... What a cancer we are for our planet...
    Anyhow, warm hugs and enjoy the coming week :)

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      You are so very right about looking at wild live, even if we have to face species becoming extinct due to human interference.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Went on family vacation to Hawaii in 1980 but don't think we visited the memorial. I remember doing a lot of hiking. My mom always planned what we would do on vacation whether we liked it or not. :) Now I appreciate it all, but sure didn't back then. I will never understand why humans cannot evolve to a place of peace rather than wanting to fight and kill each other.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      That no doubt must have been a fabulous experience to go to Hawaii, regardless your Mom's ruling in what to see and not to see or do. Yeah, bridging the generation gap is not always easy but with age we all appreciate things more.
      May there one day be more Peace in this World! We never will be able to grasp the 'why'...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. That has to be a very unsettlingly experience to visit that memorial.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      It is quite chilling indeed and it makes one take it all in in silence... feeling the presence more or less from decades ago!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Very moving, I imagine. I haven't been, but have photos of the attack and have read the history.

    Hope you are enjoying the weeks up to Christmas. Happy Advent, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Debbie,
      Yes, very moving in a sad and somber way. But we cannot forget that part of history and all those that perished.
      These weeks up to Christmas always pass by so FAST!
      Happy Advent to you as well,
      Mariette

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