I think there should be a dress code when going to the Arizona Memorial. The Arizona Memorial isn't some
tourist attraction. It's the final resting home for those brave men who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedom we have today. To me it's terrible that people go there in shorts and t shirt. It's terrible during a presentation or something dealing with the movie Pearl Harbor one of the directors girlfriends dresses in some [inappropriate] outfit at the Arizona Memorial.
I'm not saying jacket and ties but at least think about what where you're at when visiting the Arizona Memorial.
I've been to Hawaii only once. My senior trip for high school. back in 1986. A friend and I went all the way to Pearl Harbor by bus and before we were going to get on the boat that takes you out to the Arizona Memorial, I told me friend we're not dressed properly to go there in our shorts and t shirts. Though many people were dressed that way. We went back to our hotel and changed into pants and collared shirts and went back. A guard asked us if we came earlier and why we left and came back. I told him exactly that and he was near tears when he said Thank you.
So let honor those who died at Pearl Harbor with a dress code to go onto the Arizona Memorial.
(Edited by David Aiken at 7:29 am on Aug. 9, 2001)