PA live! (WBRE/WYOU) — PA live’s Chris Bohinski is in the ‘Aloha State’ on Monday in Honolulu, where he was able to visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, paying tribute to one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history, during this Postcard from Hawaii.

At the memorial, visitors learned about one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.

Before they boarded the ferry to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Chris chatted with tour group member, George Stafford, a retired U.S. Navy Veteran. 

Chris asked, “George, you know on this Hawaiian trip it includes so many amazing things, one of them is visiting Pearl Harbor. You are a Navy vet what does it mean for you to be able to be here, or actually have you ever been here to Peal Harbor?

“I’ve been to Pearl Harbor but I’ve never visited the Arizona Memorial because we weren’t here long enough.
but it means a lot to me to pay tribute to these guys. We’re about to go on the ferry to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial,” replied George Stafford, a retired Navy Veteran.

Chris then asked Stafford if he had certain expectations about what he would see at the memorial.

“Just to see the remains of the battleship, and the memorial, I’m looking forward to it,” explained Stafford.

Chris asked,” This is a national park, on a military base, which is a very unique thing, are you enjoying your time in Hawaii?

To which Stafford replied, “So far so good.”

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