Pearl Harbor. What more can you say? When spoken, these two words will touch a special place in your heart. However, when you see this National Monument for the first time in person, it magnifies those feelings beyond belief. I was fortunate enough to walk along these hallowed grounds today for the first time in my life. I didn’t need Hollywood around to add special effects or the glitz and glamour of the big screen. The mighty Arizona, a ship of rusted metal that sits below the water, is a sight that Hollywood cannot duplicate. The visible oil and the image one makes when thinking of the soldiers still trapped below are beyond belief. The huge monument that sits as a tribute with the name of soldiers who lost their lives on that fateful December day is indescribable. And the American flag, waving proudly above the white structure which sits atop the Arizona remains, makes you proud to be a part of this great nation. I thank those of you who have served our country for the freedom we have today. Pearl Harbor is a special place and I walked away having an even greater appreciation for the red, white, and blue.