Few people know about this, but after hours at the Pearl Harbor Memorial something profound happens that very few people get to witness.
Of all the service members who survived the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, many went on to continue to serve in the military, and then lead civilian lives.
When these service members pass away, they are given the option to return to their shipmates who died that day in 1941.
Pearl Harbor is one of the most heartbreaking places in American history, and the process of laying to rest shipmates is powerful and wholly unexpected.
Watch this rare video about what happens after hours, when a service member is laid to rest in eternal peace: