Returning to my son's Eagle Scout Project, we started from the Missing Man Formation in front of the Officers' Club.
The club offers several historical displays ....
... including a special china pattern. Notice the Freedom Tower as Hickam's logo.
We walked toward the historic hangers, now home of several squadrons.
The hangers lead to the Big Barracks - home of 3000 airmen on December 7, 1941.
The Japanese bombed the Big Barracks and the adjacent airfield. The building is now the headquarters for Pacific Air Forces, but it maintained the strafing marks to honor its history.
The Japanese Zeroes aimed for the building interior ...
The building is open to the public. Above is the original flag that flew on the Hickam Flagpole on December 7, 1941.
I'll post pictures from the final leg later this week. One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 23, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 24, at SOS Aloha.
Kim in Hawaii
|Freedom Tower - the inspiration of the china motif.|