Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Sunrise Service - Nature, Holiday

Easter morning on base was beautiful, they set up stands near one of the beaches and started the service just as the sun was peaking over the clouds and reflecting off the ocean.

The hula group "Dancing for His Glory" performed three worship hula's for us... amazing! I hope your Easter was blessed... remember He has Risen, He has Risen Indeed!

Monday, April 25, 2011

USS Arizona - Memorial

After visiting the USS Missouri & USS Oklahoma Memorials we hopped on a small boat and took the short ride across the harbor to the final resting place of the USS Arizona. What a sombering & humbling experience. Please go.

Thank you Veterans, your sacrifices will not be forgotten!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

USS Oklahoma - Memorial

As soon as we finished our tour of the USS Missouri we walked across the street to view the USS Oklahoma's Memorial, the architecture of the memorial was carefully planned to adequately represent those lost.


"As Navy vessels pass through Pearl Harbor Sailors and Marines stand at attention along the ship's railing and superstructure. The crew's dress uniforms contrast sharply against the grey vessels.

The design of this memorial is a bold expression of the USS Oklahoma's lost crew members.

The symbolism incorporates Navy tradition, giving life to the memorial.

The black granite panels suggest the once formidable hull of the USS Oklahoma while the 429 white marble standards represent each of the lost souls. Each white marble standard is for an individual in his pristine dress uniform and is inscribed with his name and rank. Walk among the lost Sailors and Marines and understand their sacrifice.

In full dress uniforms the ship's crew stands at attention in a display of respect and honor. Coming home for the final time by manning the rails."

Dedicated December 7, 2007.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

USS Missouri - Memorial

My husband and I toured the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, it is an amazing piece of history- something I think anyone who can make it out to Hawaii should plan to visit.

"Over this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied Powers was signed thus bringing to a close the Second World War. The ship at that time was anchor in Tokyo Bay."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Glimpse at Times Square - Urban

Our last trip taken on the East Coast was to NYC... it was a cloudy, dreary, rainy day... but we were determined to make the best of it! We got some blurry shots and some beautiful shots, here is a glimpse at the ever famous Times Square: