USS Arizona Memorial faces possible closure if government shuts downUPDATED 6:23 PM HST Sep 29, 2013Video Transcript
Young. So called non-essential services, like the National Parks systems, will be among the first to be notified if the shut down happens. But federal employees aren't the only ones affected. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has todays top story. Waynett Robins is worried. If the WWII Valor and the Pacific Monument closes from a government shutdown... no one will be walking through here to the USS Arizona Memorial.. and she thinks no one will be taking her tour. Waynett Robins - Polynesian Adventures Tour 636 I ONLY DO 3 TOURS A DAY AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS I DO IT'S GOING TO HURT US A LOT. 646 BRIDGET DENNIS 1044 BEING FROM AUSTRALIA WE DON'T HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE AND IT WOULD BE DISAPPOINTING FOR OTHER PEOPLE NOT TO FIND OUT THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED 1055 811 THERE'S TIMES WHEN THEY SHUT DOWN THE ARIZONA WHEN THE WINDS ARE UP AND THEY GET UPSET BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THEY MAINLY COME HERE TO SEE THE ARIZONA TO LEARN ABOUT OUR HISTORY 822 That history lesson will have to be put on hold. There won't be any federal employee to give it. If there's a shutdown the national park service spokesperson said out of the 39 employees at this park 35 will receive furlough notices Tuesday morning. With the closed Pearl Harbor visitor center, the other non-profits that use the main front gate will be affected also. Veronica Nunas 518 I CAME HERE WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID AND I BARELY REMEMBER IT I GUESS I TOOK IT FOR GRANTED THAT IT WOULD ALWAYS BE HERE AND I WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO COME VISIT IT 28 ANTONIA KIM 327 IT'S SOMETHING TO DO YOU CAN BRING THE KEIKIS AND COME VISIT SOMETHING PART OF HISTORY THAT HAPPENED HERE IN HAWAII GET A PART OF HISTORY 336 The park will still be open on Monday. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.