U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial (HM1E1W)

Location: Honolulu, HI 96818 Honolulu County
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Country: United States of America
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N 21° 21.88', W 157° 56.988'

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War Memorial of the Pacific Pearl Harbor, Hawaii


At the right of entrance:

"...in honor and in commemoration of the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who gave their lives to their country during the attack of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941." Public Law 87-201

Construction Authorized by 85th Congress
Approved March 15, 1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower
President
Appropriation Granted
by 87th Congress
Approved Setember 6, 1961
John F. Kennedy
President

In addition to $150,000 in appropriated funds the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial was built with private funds contributed by Americans from throughout the United States, and $100,000 donated by the State of Hawaii.

The Pacific War Memorial Commission expresses gratitude to the many public officials. Vterans organizations, other public and private groups and enterprises, and thousands of individual donors whose support made possible this memorial to the 2,341 honored dead.

U.S. Army
228
U.S. Navy
2,004
U.S. Marine Corps
109

Second Marker at the left of the entrance
This memorial was made possible through the generous contributions of many individuals, groups & organizations in private 8 public life.

Officially authorized on 15 March 1958, by the 85th Congress of the United States of America, the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial was erected under the direction of the Commandant, Fourteenth Naval District, Representing the Secretary of the Navy, with funds raised in a nation - wide campaign under the sponsorship of the Pacific War Memorial Commission of the United State of Hawaii

Dedicated
Memorial Day
1962
Commandants 14th Naval District
1957 - 1962
Rear Admiral C.E. Olsen USN
Rear Admiral N.K. Dietrich USN
Rear Admiral E.A. Solomons USN
Rear Admiral R.L. Campbell USN
Rear Admiral C.H. Duerfieldt USN
Rear Admiral C.A. Buchanan USN

Pacific War Memorial Commission
H. Tucker Gratz
Chairman
Harry G. Albright
Joe James Custer
Mrs. Walter F. Dillingham
Duke P. Kahanamoku
Maj. Gen. F.W. Makinney
Spark M. Matsunaga
George T. Miki
Dwight E. Styne

Construction agency: U.S. Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks
Officer in Charge of Construction: Capt. N.M. Matinsen, CEC. USNArchitect Engineer: Johnson & Perkins, Presis 8 AssociatesConsulting Engineer: Alfred Yee and Associates
Contractor - Phase 1: Pearl Harbor Naval ShipyardContractor - Phase 2: Walker - Moody Construction Co., LTD
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 608883 N 2362870
Decimal Degrees21.36466667, -157.94980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 21.88', W 157° 56.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 21' 52.80" N, 157° 56' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-198 Langley Ave, Honolulu HI 96818, US
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My Grandfather Maj Gen FW Makinney was part of the effort to bring Elvis Presley to Hawaii to raise money to get the Memorial built. I am very proud of that, I also live in Honolulu and would like to know more about the story behind getting the memorial built?
Mahalo, Michele Makinney

Dec 7, 2016 at 2:03pm PST by localgirl968222

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