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Pearl Harbor is an amazing site to see. We all learn about it in history books. We’ve seen it in documentaries. But to actually be there is quite different. The museum at the visitor center does an excellent job of not only explaining the day’s events, but tells people’s stories, and also explains historical background in Japan and the United States, as well as the aftermath. Unfortunately, a Navy boat struck the… Read More

I’ve ridden the Amtrak train between Bloomington/Normal, Illinois and Chicago’s Union Station plenty of times. I’ve always noticed this patriotic paint job each time I’ve passed by. Been meaning to take a picture–finally remembered today. It marks 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and is at the Canal Street Self-Storage.