This was a fantastic experience full of a lot of history and knowledge. From the exhibits on site, to the various statues and interactive machinery around the grounds, you felt honored to be at this monument to pay your respects to those who lost their lives. You got to learn a bit about the people on both sides of the war, which I enjoyed.
We had to wake up and get to Pearl Harbor by 7am to get into line to hopefully get tickets for later in the day (they are free, but first come first served). We got tickets and came back for a 12:30pm time slot. The tickets are good for an entrance into the movie they present (which was top notch) and then to get onto the boat they Navy drives out to the USS Arizona Memorial. As the movie ended, a worker told everyone that the Navy had to cancel the remaining ships out to the memorial due to strong winds coming into the area. Major bummer for everyone (would have made this a 5 star review). That said, it was still quite a place and I'm very glad that we went to the monument.More