See Hawaii From a Different Perspective

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The influence of Hawaiian culture can be felt throughout the United States. The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality because when sailors brought them home to New England, they would display them on the porch to signify that the sailor was home from foreign ports and ready to welcome visitors. Did you know that George Washington grew pineapples in his Mount Vernon hothouse? If you want to gain a new appreciation for the Hawaiian islands, check out guided tours of the Pearl Harbor museum and other historical sites for your next trip.

Oahu, the most populous of all Hawaiian islands, is home to approximately 75% of the state’s population. Oahu is home to some of the most popular attractions include Waikiki and Pearl Harbor. Oahu has been used has a site for filming in several movie and television shows. Waikiki beach is home to several beach resorts and a variety of events during the year including surfing competitions. The Pearl Harbor naval base was recognized as a National Historic Landmark on 1964. When you tour Pearl Harbor you will also be able to view the USS Arizona, Bowfin and Utah.

The USS Arizona Memorial is visited by more than one million people annually. The Memorial straddles the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it and is accessible only by boat. The sunken remains were declared a landmark in 1989. An 184-foot-long memorial structure of the USS Arizona spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship and consists of three main sections: the entry room; the assembly room, a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those killed on the Arizona are engraved on the marble wall.

A USS Missouri Tour offers a little something for every member of the family. The USS Missouri is located on Ford Island within the Naval Station Pearl Harbor. The USS Missouri is home to signature events during the year including the Commemoration of the end of World War II and Veterans Days. The USS Missouri was moved to a berthing station on Battleship Row to a drydock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in 2009. The USS Missouri has never had a combat death aboard her decks.

On your next trip to Hawaii, take some time away from the beach and tour the Pearl Harbor. You can see a variety of exhibits and learn about the role islands have had in shaping our country. Take some to tour Hawaii; you might learn something. Continue your research here:

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