Packers' John Kuhn visits Pearl Harbor
John Kuhn did a little sightseeing during his trip to Honolulu last month.
The Green Bay Packers fullback took some time away from his fourth Pro Bowl appearance to visit the World War II Valor In the Pacific National Monument, participating in a private tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial that was put together for Pro Bowlers.
The USS Arizona was bombed during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, resulting in the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen. The USS Arizona Memorial straddles the wreckage that still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. It was dedicated on May 30, 1962, and serves as the final resting place for 1,102 of those who were killed.
"Getting to see the ship, getting to see where all those soldiers and seamen had that tragedy was really amazing," Kuhn says in the video.
This is the centennial year for the National Park Service, which was formed on Aug. 25, 1916. This year’s theme is to “Find Your Park,” a movement designed to increase awareness and appreciation for parks throughout the country.
As Kuhn explains in the video, he was born in York, Pa., which is about 30 miles from Gettysburg National Military Park.