In reality, it small amounts of oil still leaking from the Arizona years after she was sunk at Pearl Harbor.
I shouldn't have been surprised at the tears. Mine had been welling up all morning. Why should the Arizona not share her tears with us as we strolled above her?
You think you know. You think you are going to see a war memorial. You know you will see names and ships. You think you know.
I take lots of pictures, but above the Arizona, I just couldn't. It seemed wrong somehow. So I listened to the voices tell me about that day.
And I cried.
Visiting Pearl Harbor was a powerful experience. If you go, spend the $7.00 and take the audio tour. Listening to the story, hearing the voices of survivors, seeing the ship....I still can't wrap my head around it or share it. I don't have the words.
But trust me, you should do it.....