Five thousand people are drawn to this historic park everyday. Many consider the Arizona Memorial a must-see in Hawaii. Staffers give tours every 15 minutes.
A five percent budget cut could change that. Contingency plans include freezing permanent and seasonal staff.
"If this does take place there is a possibility it may be that tours to the Arizona Memorial may be limited," said National Park spokeswoman Eileen Martinez.
That doesn't sit well with veterans.
"I made a six hour flight to come here," said Liam O’Conner.
“It's a wonderful experience. For those of us who have been in the military it gets you in the heart."
Garr Gast is a huge historic park fan and echoed the sentiment:
"It would be sad. It’s something that I think that everyone should be able to see those places where men fought and died to make our country free," said Gast, who flew here from New York.
Curtailing hours could have a ripple effect on small businesses.
The National Park Service says there are more than a hundred private tour operators who bring visitors to this center every day.