It’s been more than seven decades since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but 91-year-old Albert Thomas’ memories of that day haven’t dimmed. He wants to make sure other Americans don’t forget the details either.Read More »
One day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, thrusting the United States into World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation that Dec. 7, 1941, was “a date which will live in infamy.”
Seventy-two years later, on Dec. 7, 2013, at an event that represents the opposite of infamy — appreciation, honor and respect — Arizona dedicates its World War II memorial at the east end of Wesley Bolin Plaza. It features two huge gun barrels resting side by side — one from the USS Arizona and the other from the USS Missouri, symbolically representing the beginning and the end of World War II.
Two guns, including one from the USS Arizona, are set to arrive in Phoenix for a planned state World War II memorial. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will lead a ceremony Friday at the Capitol in Wesley Bolin Plaza celebrating their arrival.Read More »
Guns from the USS Arizona and USS Missouri now rusting on the East Coast would become part of the state’s monument to its namesake battleship if proponents can raise $500,000 to move them.Read More »
As we celebrate our centennial next February, there are many days that stand out in our history, but few have had the impact on Arizona as much as Dec. 7, 1941. Now, some of that history is at risk of being destroyed.Read More »
John Anderson remembers rowing into the burning water around the USS Arizona, searching in vain for a twin brother later found among the battleship's nearly 1,200 dead in the Pearl Harbor attack. But he also has fond memories of his time on the Arizona, such as attending navigation and meteorology classes with shipmates.Read More »