“A Date that Will Live in Infamy” is the beginning of the famous speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when he asked Congress to declare war on Japan. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the attack where more than 2,000 sailors and solders died. The USS Arizona is the final resting place of the crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 and their names are engraved in marble on the memorial structure. Out of the 337 crew members that lived through the attack, over 25 interments have been conducted on the USS Arizona for the remaining survivors.
Please take time today to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.