- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The National Park Service says it will close the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center to the public during a visit by President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial that honors sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 attack by Japan.

An Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951 before the memorial was built.

The memorial will be closed Tuesday for the visit. The Park Service says people with reservations that day will be contacted about rescheduling.

In addition, new arrangements can be made Monday or Wednesday at the ticket counter.

The USS Bowfin submarine museum will also be closed, but the Pacific Aviation Museum and the Battleship Missouri Memorial will open.

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