A vacation to Hawaii is on the bucket-list for many people — nothing screams paradise quite like Hawaii. Oahu, the most populated of all the Hawaiian islands, and the most frequently toured of the Hawaiian islands, is home to approximately 75% of the state’s population. Oahu is not only the most populated of the Hawaiian islands, but it also features some of the best tourism attractions such as Waikiki Beach, The North Shore, The Bishop Museum, and Pearl Harbor.
A vacation to Oahu is not complete without experiencing some of the different types of tours the island has to offer. Anyone can go to Hawaii to eat, drink and enjoy the beautiful weather or the picturesque beaches. However, the types of guided tours of Oahu will not only expand your cultural influence — your educational and historic understanding of this magnificent state will expand as well.
The Pearl Harbor is known for the historical surprise invasion of the Imperial Japanese Navy before the United States Military became involved in World War II — most historians believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor sparked President Franklin D. Roosevelt to declare war on Japan and become involved in World War II. A tour of Pearl Harbor is an opportunity you simply can’t pass on when visiting the island of Oahu.
Most tours of Pearl Harbor end with a tour of the USSR Arizona. USSR Arizona tours take you a few hundred feet off-shore to the memorial structure that floats above the USSR Arizona wreckage. The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the 1,777 crewmen who lost their lives on the ship during the Japanese invasion. In 1958, to commemorate all the military personnel killed-in-action during the Pearl Harbor attack, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who helped the Allies achieve victory in Europe during the end of World War II, approved the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial.
The bond between USS Arizona shipmates went far beyond being military comrades. In fact, 37 sets of brothers were assigned to the USS Arizona. The large marble walls inside the memorial list the names of all who lost their lives on the USS Arizona during the attack on December 7th, 1941. USSR Arizona tours will give you a full understanding and complete appreciation for the historical tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor. Helpful info also found here: www.enoa.com