USS Arizona Memorial Turns 50

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Date: May 9, 2012
Contact: Amanda Carona, 808.423.7300 x7048

HONOLULU, HI - To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial and to recognize Memorial Day 2012, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument will be hosting a number of special events. These will begin on Friday, May 25 and conclude on the evening of Monday, May 28. Please visit the National Park Service website at for more information:


USS Arizona Memorial Fundraiser 2012 Golf Event
Friday- May 25, 2012
Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course
Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay
$150 per golfer (includes banquet)
This is an official USS Arizona Memorial fundraiser event, organized by the USS Arizona Memorial Post and the AMVETS Hawaii, in order to help raise $1,000,000 in restoration funds for the restoration of USS Arizona Memorial. Enjoy a day of golf with some of Hawaii's top military officials and returning and wounded veterans while supporting a great cause. More information at


Marine Corps Honor Guard
Saturday, May 26- Monday, May 28
USS Arizona Memorial
The Marine Corps Honor Guard from Kaneohe Bay will hold a vigil guard in the shrine room of the Memorial in honor of the 50th anniversary.


Sunday- May 27, 2012
*Due to the 50th anniversary ceremony being held on the USS Arizona Memorial, all public programs will be cancelled starting at 1200. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, its audio tour, and its two museums will remain open during its regular hours from 7am to 5pm.


Special Floral Tribute                                                                                                                                                                Monday- May 28, 2012
A special floral tribute will be provided for all public programs on Memorial Day. WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument will pay tribute to all who gave their lives in service to this country by providing every program ticket holder a tribute flower and a commemorative card. They will be able to participate in a floral tribute during their visit to the USS Arizona Memorial.


Golden Anniversary Pearl Harbor Boat Tours
Sunday- May 27, 2012 and Monday-May 28 2012
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
In honor of the Memorial's 50th anniversary, we ask for your support in making this anniversary truly golden, with a donation to the USS Arizona Memorial Restoration Project. In appreciation of your gift of $50 or more, we invite you and a guest to join us on a special Sunset Boat Tour to the USS Arizona Memorial. This rare opportunity to experience the Memorial after hours will include a fully-narrated tour around Ford Island led by National Park Service Rangers. For more information, or to reserve your seats, please call 808-954-8721 or 808-271-7015.


For more information on the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial events, visit,, or call 808-954-8778.

To learn more and donate to the USS Arizona Memorial Restoration project, visit

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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