President Obama visits Pearl Harbor memorial
December 30th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
8 years ago

President Obama visits Pearl Harbor memorial

Honolulu (CNN) - President Barack Obama has now done what every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has done - visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Accompanied by his wife, Obama Thursday marked this year's 70th anniversary of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks by laying a wreath inside the memorial and scattering white, yellow and purple flower petals in the water above the wrecked ship.


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    Such a beautiful museum. Great photo btw.

    December 30, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Having grown up in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor has probably left a bigger impression on him than for most of us on the mainland.

    December 30, 2011 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  3. Random Viewer

    so mysterious...

    December 30, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  4. diridi

    "Happy New Year to you Pres. Obama". Have a strong security, and I advise you to Have Hillary and Bill by your side, while campaigning. GOP is playing nonsense to ruin this nation even further. God bless the USA and Obama.
    PS: Nation is on right track.

    December 30, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |

    God Bless America!

    December 30, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  6. Mikey

    This president just makes me proud to be an American. I feel sorry for those who cannot feel the same.

    December 30, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. Independent Voters

    See Perry our wonderful president do care about Troops and war hero's. That what make Obama a great president and we need him in office 4 more years.

    December 30, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  8. Fla Pete

    See another patriotic move showing his love for this country,take that you low life Repubs...He was at Dover,Arlington,he called troops Christmas eve to wish them well.He and his wife have done more than any Repub pres in history,barr none,put that in your pipe and smoke it...

    December 30, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    Thank you President Obama – May you and family have a prosperous and exciting New Year
    Once reelected in 2012, let's continue the drive to “Win the Future” forcing the Right to adhere!!

    Obama 2012!!!

    December 30, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |