Stars and Stripes on Oahu! As we approach July 4th, all of us bask is the glow of this great nation usually by enjoying a picnic, barbeque, and watching a spectacle of fireworks. It marks each Summer for us and our families, just as Christmas lights and trees, and Hannakuh candles signify the Holiday season each Winter.
One way to really capture the respect and honor for our nation and our brave warriors is the visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial, and thankfully, dues to our association with Roberts Hawaii, who have been giving tours of the islands for 70 years, we have a wonderful tour already packaged for you – and their luxurious bus will even pick you up right at the Hawaiian Monarch!
The “Stars & Stripes” tour explores the legacy as well as the grounds of Pearl Harbor and its legacy on this country, as well as the world – as the Dec. 7, 1941 attack marked the introduction of the United States into the largest conflict on Earth. You will view exhibits of personal memorabilia, photographs, battle artifacts and real film footage – as well as actual vessels which were part of the attack.
You will visit the USS Arizona Memorial, where more than 1,100 crewmen lost their lives that Sunday morning, unaware of what even was taking place. Once on the USS Arizona tour, we will listen to a narrated audio tour, featuring the voices of Pearl Harbor survivors. Fittingly, the tour culminates at the Battleship Missouri, where United States General Douglas MacArthur accepted the Instrument of Surrender from Japan – which ultimately ended World War II in August of 1945.
The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl will also be visited, the final resting place of many American men and women who died fighting for their country. The trip culminates with a drive through historic Honolulu to see the area’s noteworthy landmarks—Hawaii State Capital, Honolulu City Hall, Iolani Palace and Kawaiahao Church. This moving tribute and tour is something that you and your family will never forget – and there’s never been a more perfect time to feel the pride for the USA and to honor our past by taking this tour on Independence Day!