Interesting story about the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:47:15 PM
Arizona Memorial after hours.

I never knew this. It made me tear up.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:55:56 PM
I had noidea. That was beautiful.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:57:55 PM
I had no idea, thank you so much for sharing that! We visited the USS Arizona in November and we all wondered about those names. Now when we bring our friends and family to Pearl Harbor I can tell the about it.




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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:01:25 PM
Interesting piece.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:02:21 PM
I've been there a couple of times, but I did not know that. Thank you for sharing. I just shared it with another message board I belong to, who I know will be appreciative.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:03:06 PM
Thank you for posting this. I teared up and got goosebumps.




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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:20:17 PM
Beautiful, and moving


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:25:10 PM
Wow, I never knew this. Very moving. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:39:23 PM
What a moving piece. I sure don't remember them talking about this when we visited the memorial. TFS.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:40:36 PM
Thanks for sharing!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:45:21 PM
I'm so glad a friend sent me this link. I was
stunned that over 100 people had clicked the
*dislike* button after watching the YouTube
video.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:48:24 PM
It's interesting, when we visited the memorial, the guide told us about the first sailor who was ill and nearing death, asked to be cremated and returned to the ship. we were told that the ashes were NOT allowed to be taken down to the ship, but instead are in the marble "box" that is in front of the wall of names. The individual's names are then added to that box.


We were also told that there is a study underway looking at the structure of the ship. There is still fuel oh board and the ship is rusting away - it's an environmental disaster waiting to happen. They are trying to figure out how to stop it but still be respectful of the fact that the ship is a tomb and very respected spot.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:15:43 PM
It has been leaking oil since it was sunk in the 40's.
I remember the old Arizona Memorial and have slides
my dad took of the oil back in the 50's.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:19:29 PM
I didn't know that either. TFS!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:24:37 PM

stunned that over 100 people had clicked the
*dislike* button

There are always people who can't be nice about anything.

Thanks for sharing.




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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:38:45 PM
That's really interesting, and very moving.

My grandfather served as a civilian diver with the Navy bringing up sunken ships in Pearl Harbor. I'll have to pass this along to my dad. We've visited the memorial but I also don't remember hearing anything about this.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:45:09 PM
I actually did know this. It was part of the ranger's narration the last time I visited the Arizona Memorial, which was in 2011. The idea was very moving to me.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:46:36 PM
When we visited last summer, our ranger did tell us about this ceremony. I was very touched by it.

While we didn't enjoy the island of Oahu (too crowded/touristy), we were very grateful to spend a day at the memorial. One of the most special parts of our trip to the islands.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:52:19 PM
Very cool. I've gone on the tour twice, and both times it has been a very emotional experience. It feels like a very sacred place.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:05:10 PM
I haven't been to the memorial since the 80's, but had no idea this was done now. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:15:36 PM
We also learned about this when we have been on the tour. Jodi, do you do the regular tour or the tour that is available to military members? If you are a military member, you are able to make a reservation for a private tour that visits the Arizona between the times the civilian tourists visit. It is really cool because there are very few people at the memorial while you are there. It leaves from the boathouse at Pearl.




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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:36:42 PM
Besides the times DH and I have gone by ourselves,
we went with DS's high school band on two occasions.
We were so proud of how they conducted themselves
while at the memorial because we all know how teenagers
can sometime act.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:52:05 PM

I had no idea. Thanks for sharing this.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:57:52 PM
That was interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:58:56 PM
thanks for sharing. I didn't know, but it makes sense.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:05:23 PM
DH and I visited the Arizona Memorial in 1984. We visited again in 2006 and I noticed more names on the front of the marble wall. I asked a Park Ranger about it and he said yes, that I was right and explained that many of the survivors wanted their final wish was to be reunited with their shipmates.

It is very moving to be there. You can feel that you are on hallowed ground. I also felt this way in Gettysburg. I only live a couple of hours from NYC but I have yet to visit the area of the World Trade Center, it is something I need to do in my lifetime.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 9:15:20 PM
My husband and I visited in September 2007. It was one of the most impacting moments in my life. My husband is a history major, so memorials and historical sites are always on our stops if we get close enough. But this one left me with uncontrollable emotions and forever changed!

We learned about the ashes and ceremonies on that trip as well.





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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:38:19 PM
My husband is Navy EOD. He had the honor of being on the dive team for two separate internments in the 90s. They were a totally profound experience and he says they are something he is deeply proud of during his service.

My very last reenlistment was on the memorial at sunrise. With my DH raising the flag over the memorial. The place is full of memories and meaning to both of us. That film gave me goosebumps. I haven't been there since 95 but it feels like yesterday.
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Thank-you for sharing, my next-door neighbor when I was growing up, was a survivor and has returned to his first ship. It was his first duty assignment.

Very moving. Thank-you for sharing.


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My husband is Navy EOD. He had the honor of being on the dive team for two separate internments in the 90s. They were a totally profound experience and he says they are something he is deeply proud of during his service.

My very last reenlistment was on the memorial at sunrise. With my DH raising the flag over the memorial. The place is full of memories and meaning to both of us. That film gave me goosebumps. I haven't been there since 95 but it feels like yesterday.


Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:41:38 AM
Wow. I had no idea.

I really want to take my dh to the Pearl Harbor memorial. This makes me want to go again even more.

I'm sure I'll send a silent thank you to these veterans on this year's Memorial Day--and on many days before and after.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:23:33 AM
That was beautiful. I had no idea burials continued on the Arizona.

Visiting the Arizona has long been on my bucket list. My Daddy was in the Navy and we talked about visiting. When he died, he had a full military honor guard. He would have been so proud seeing those two sailors in full dress uniform, one at his head and one at his feet.

Thank you so much for sharing this.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:52:55 AM
Very interesting. I wonder how many are still alive. Probably very few now since it has been 71 years since Pearl Harbor.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:05:31 PM
TFS
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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:15:59 PM
USS Arizona survivors still living

As of last April, 13 members of the crew were
still living.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:41:28 PM
Wow. Who knew? Very touching.



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