Being a kid born in the mid-50's, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was part of my parents lives but it didn't weigh on me except as some nebulous catalyst that brought the US into WWII. Going to Pearl Harbor and hearing the story, seeing the film, walking into the memorial, all hit home in a way that I never would have suspected. It is a beautiful memorial with a thoughtful and contemplative design. If you are ever in Honolulu you might take a short time to see this monument and to pay your respects. By the way, the USS Bowfin submarine is waaaay cool!