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Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men

Who Gave Their Lives on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona

 

—During the Attack on Pearl Harbor —

 
Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Marker
Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, Arizona State Capitol Concourse
Inscription.
In memory of the gallant men who gave their lives on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor
Dedicated December 7, 1976
The Honorable Raul H. Castro, Governor of Arizona
The contributions of thousands of school children, The Arizona Republic, many leaders of business and industry and patriotic citizens made this bicentennial memorial possible. The anchor (A-277) was forged in Chester, PA in 1911. Weight 19,555 pounds and has a full height of 14 feet. It was salvaged from the battleship after the attack.
This anchor from the U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39)
Has been permanently loaned to the
State of Arizona by the United States Navy.
Rodney G. Friar, Architect; T.G.K. Construction Co., Inc. General Contractor; Johannessen & Girand Consulting Engineers.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 33° 26.888′ N, 112° 5.59′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Adams Street. Click for map. The U.S.S. Arizona Arizona Monument is the first monument at the east end of Wesley Bolin Memorial Park. It is hard to miss. It is at the fork of West Washington Steet, 1600 West block.
Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ceng, January 13, 2010
2. Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Monument
Adams Street is one-way westbound, Jefferson one-way east bound. Bear right on Adams, stay in the left lane. There is one entrance to the Park parking lot halfway down the plaza. There is also a south parking lot entrance from Jefferson. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix AZ 85007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arizona World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast (within shouting distance of this marker); Boras Headframe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arizona Copper Company's Locomotive #2 (about 300 feet away); The Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Father Albert Braun O.F.M. (about 400 feet away); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
 
More about this marker. This is the largest monument in the U.S.S. Arizona monument area. A time capsule with all contributors names and part of the U.S.S. Arizona signal mast are found bearing west of the anchor.
 
Regarding Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men. You can't
An Anchor from the U.S.S. Arizona image. Click for full size.
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3. An Anchor from the U.S.S. Arizona
begin to sense the loss of life happening in a flash on December 7, 1941 until you walk around the monument with its memorial plaques. They have the name and rank of each young man lost. The U.S.S. Arizona was one ship lost that morning. This is one of many Pearl Harbor casualty lists across the nation. What is it that compels humankind to behave this way?
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service "Valor in the Pacific" Web Page. (Submitted on January 14, 2010.)
2. USS Arizona Survivors Honor Fallen Shipmates, December 2008. Navy.mil official newsletter commemorating the visit of U.S.S. Arizona survivors. The Sailors visited the historic sites to honor fallen service members as part of the USS Arizona Reunion Association's annual meeting. (Submitted on January 14, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor, Battleship Row, Arizona U.S.S. Arizona Monument, USS Arizona Monument, Anchor, US Navy,
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentMilitaryNotable EventsWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Marines Lost on December 7, 1941, USS Arizona image. Click for full size.
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4. Marines Lost on December 7, 1941, USS Arizona
First plaque clockwise
First Plaque, Naval Casualty List, Second Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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5. First Plaque, Naval Casualty List, Second Plaque Clockwise
Second Plaque, Naval Casualty List, Third Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, January 13, 2010
6. Second Plaque, Naval Casualty List, Third Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Fourth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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7. Naval Casualty List, Fourth Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Fifth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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8. Naval Casualty List, Fifth Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Sixth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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9. Naval Casualty List, Sixth Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Seventh Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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10. Naval Casualty List, Seventh Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Eighth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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11. Naval Casualty List, Eighth Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Ninth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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12. Naval Casualty List, Ninth Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Tenth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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13. Naval Casualty List, Tenth Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Eleventh Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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14. Naval Casualty List, Eleventh Plaque Clockwise
Naval Casualty List, Twelfth Plaque Clockwise image. Click for full size.
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15. Naval Casualty List, Twelfth Plaque Clockwise
Looking West Along the Monument Toward the U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast image. Click for full size.
By Ceng, January 13, 2010
16. Looking West Along the Monument Toward the U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast
Arizona Capitol Concourse U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Time Capsule Marker image. Click for full size.
17. Arizona Capitol Concourse U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Time Capsule Marker
To be opened July 4, 2075 The capsule contains the names of all contributors and donors who made the USS Arizona Memorial a reality. The Reynolds metals company presented the time capsule to Governor Raul H. Castro on June 14, 1976. The capsule was sealed December 7, 1976
Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2014
18. Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men
Arizona World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2014
19. Arizona World War II Memorial
 
 
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