This year marks the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The USS Arizona was one of the many ships that were destroyed during the attack. The memorial was designed by Alfred Presis and dedicated on May 30, 1962. The explosion and fire killed 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors on board. Survivors have the option of being interred with their shipmates at sea.
There are three main parts to the national memorial: the entry, assembly room, and shrine. The shrine at the far end is a marble wall that bears the names of all those killed on the Arizona.
The memorial is visited by more than one million people annually. This is one of the must-see attractions if you are visiting the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Thanks to all the men and woman in the United States Armed Forces that have served our country.