Friday, August 12, 2016

USS Arizona presentation August 17

On December 7, 1941, a dastardly act of war sank the U.S.S. Arizona, taking the lives of more than 1,100 men. "Remember Pearl Harbor" rallied America to win a war. This story begins more than 25 years earlier, when the Mayor of Nogales, Arizona fervently believed a battleship should be named after the newest state in the Union. This is also the tale about a young girl in Prescott, Arizona who was selected to christen the new ship. This presentation will identify and honor many individuals who were instrumental in the development of the Arizona, those who sailed on her and those who gave their lives. We will also visit the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, a serene monument supported by many financial donations, including a major gift from Elvis Presley. Using rare photographs and meticulous research, this outstanding presentation will introduce you to the indomitable spirit of the mightiest ship at sea.

U.S.S. Arizona, Mightiest Ship at Sea, a presentation by Bill J. Harrison will be held at AZ Heritage Center on August 17, 2016 at 1:30-2:30 pm.
Cost: $5.00, $4.00 for AHS members. Book in advance at 480-929-0292. Does not include admission to the museum. Museum tour available following presentation for additional $8.00; book in advance.