Dec. 7, 2012, marks 71 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The unity, innovation and perseverance that followed are regarded one of America’s greatest defining moments.
In April 2011, Guns & Ammo SIP Editor Eric Poole and his family visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to offer respect to the sailors, soldiers and Marines who lost their lives. This gallery incorporates pictures of the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center and the USS Missouri.
These pictures represent Pearl Harbor and its memorials as they rest today. To learn more about the sequence of events during the attack or to see more images and read after action reports, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command. To learn more about the Battleship Missouri, visit the USS Missouri Memorial Association.
<h2>USS Arizona Memorial</h2>Dedicated in 1962, the USS Arizona Memorial draws more than 1 million visitors annually. The memorial straddles the sunken hull of the USS Arizona without touching the wreckage.