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The Navy's Retention Excellence Award, or "Golden Anchor" is
traditionally awarded to active-service Naval vessels for meeting or
exceeding crew retention goals.
On June 11, 2005, Battleship Missouri became the first non-active shi…
Millennium Peace Garden
This garden was planted on October 24, 1999 by 750
youth from 103 countries during the Millenium Young
Peoples Congress. It demonstrates the principles of
environmental sustainability and world peace.
"...In honor, and in commemoration of the
members of the armed forces of the United
States who gave their lives to their
country during the attack on Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941."
Public Law 87-201
United States Marines
dedicated 10 November 2005
to Lt Colonel D R Fox
and the eighty seven men of the
Marine Detachment onboard
the USS Arizona
7 December 1941 at 0755
Born 10 July 1898
Died 7 December 1941
KIA aboard the …
This anchor was recovered from the Arizona
The ship had three anchors. The crew used one
in calm seas, two during foul weather, and the
third as a spare. Each weighs nearly ten tons.
Notice the size of the anchors compared to
the size of the…
The base of
from the USS Arizona
with appreciation to the following supporters
(list of 16 donors)
Stanley Bleifield, sculptor
The Lone Sailor® is the iconic image of
The United States Navy Memorial
The Diamond Head Lighthouse is a prominent symbol of Hawaiian
history to residents and visitors alike.
The lighthouse rests aside a tuff-cone volcano, formed by
explosive eruptions thousands of years ago.
In 1825, British sailors ascended th…
The Hawaiian goddess Hi'iaka compared the
peak of volcanic cone of Diamond Head to the
dorsal fin of the 'ahi fish, thus the Hawaiian name
for Diamond Head is Le'ahi.
This site was once the Dillingham Home, the
beachfront house of Harold Ga…
first person to fly alone
from Hawaii to North America
January 11, 1935
More than two thousand Americans were killed on December 7, 1941, almost half of them aboard USS Arizona. Military installations around the island were attacked and nineteen ships were sunk, beached, or badly damaged. Hundreds of Navy and Army pla…