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Exploring O’ahu’s East Side

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East O’ahu

East O’ahu includes Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, the Koko Crater, Punchbowl Cemetery, USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor, the USS Missouri, and Ford Island.

Pearl Harbor is part of the U. S. National Park Service. The Arizona Memorial and the World War II Valor in the Pacific is open to the public for free from 7am through 4pm. The Pacific Aviation Museum, located on Ford Island in two hangars that withstood the attack of December 7, 1941, has been listed as Hawaii’s #1 Historical attraction. The museum is open from 8am to 5pm daily and has 45 aircraft exhibits including ‘the flying tiger,’ ‘the Cobra,’ and the first aircraft to land on Iwo Jima. For more information, check out or call 808-441-1000. Complete your Pearl Harbor experience with a trip to the Battleship Missouri and see where World War II ended. Walk the decks where General MacArthur accepted the surrender, and stand under the 67-foot long guns that fired 2,700 pound shells.

Cites: O’ahu This Week; Welcome to O’ahu




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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