Pearl Harbour Survivor Back to Hawaii for Dec. 7th Ceremony!

Pearl Harbour Survivor John Seelie

UPDATE (11/18/2015): Thank you to everyone who supported the efforts to bring John Seelie, an incredible Pearl Harbour Survivor back to Hawaii for the 74th Anniversary. He has received all of the necessary funding including a large donation from Manhattan Building Company of Naples, FL and first class flights from American Airlines. MAHALO from

100 Year Old Pearl Harbour Survivor Wayne Shelnutt

USS California sinking

Check out this excellent article by Pete Mecca of the Rockdale News about Pearl Harbour Survivor Wayne Shelnutt. His account of the attack is quite fascinating. He served aboard the Battleship USS California, flagship of the Pacific Fleet. Shelnutt mentions that on December 5th, 1941 someone on his ship spotted a submarine.  They spent the

Will Lehner USS Ward Pearl Harbour Survivor Honored

Will Lehner

Pearl Harbour Survivor Will Lehner of the destroyer, USS Ward, was honored at Wisconsin State War Memorial.  The honor included a stone placed in remembrance of Lehner’s service at Pearl Harbour and WWII. At the time of the honor, Will Lehner was 94 years old. When Lehner was 84, he was offered the opportunity to get

Battleship USS Arizona's 100th Birthday

Battleship USS Arizona ready to launch

100 years ago today, the Battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was the world’s largest battleship, a super-dreadnaught. Arizona cost $15 Million. She waited until high tide to be christened and launched. Senator Ashurst and Miss Esther Rose joined Arizona Governor Hunt in the delegation from Arizona to launch the magnificent

USS Arizona Memorial Rated #5 Landmarks – US

USS Arizona Memorial Closed Temporarily

The same week that the Arizona Memorial had to close because of damage to its dock, TripAdvisor released the Traveler’s Choice awards for 2015.  The USS Arizona Memorial ranked #5 in United States Landmarks. We are very proud that our monument is appreciated by so many. Part of the reason that travelers rate the Arizona

Arizona Memorial Shuttle Boats

Arizona Memorial Shuttle Boat docking

The Arizona Memorial is a monument built over the sunken battleship USS Arizona. The only way to get there is on the US Navy-operated Arizona Memorial shuttle boats. The boats have a capacity of 150 passengers. Tour guides are not permitted to provide narration on the Arizona Memorial shuttle boats or at the Arizona Memorial. If