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March 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Plans are underway in Honolulu to build a $34-million visitors center and museum at the USS Arizona Memorial, and officials say they will address concerns about whether it is appropriate to put a retail center near Pearl Harbor. Veterans groups have said a private retail center would be crass for a national park that honors 2,390 people killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.
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July 3, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - They were simple yet personalized images of grief - shovels, crosses and toy firetrucks - assembled on a chain-link fence that served as theĀ canvas for a town's collective sorrow over its lost crew of firefighters. Many of the memorials came in groups of 19, a grim flourish to symbolize the 19 members of the Granite Mountain hotshots who died Sunday fighting a wildland fire thatĀ doubled back on them, consuming them as they scrambled to don a last-ditch layer of protective gear.
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February 11, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The 1.6 million visitors a year to the USS Arizona Memorial are told by their guides about the legends surrounding the oil that still bubbles up from the sunken battleship. One legend holds that the oil represents the tears of the 900-plus sailors and Marines entombed below decks since the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Another says the oil will continue to surface until the last Arizona survivor dies.
NEWS
December 21, 1986
What a superb, moving article--"Bittersweet Memories of Pearl Harbor" by Anita Zelman on Dec. 7. As a bewildered sailor wandering the streets of Honolulu a few months after Dec. 7, 1941, in dress whites and a hat shaped like a strawberry box pushed back on my head, I certainly related. Having since retired from the Navy, I have been to the Arizona Memorial many times, never without getting a little choked up and feeling very humble. I found it necessary to brush aside a tear before I could finish the article.
NEWS
December 26, 1986
What a superb, moving article ("Bittersweet Memories at Pearl Harbor" by Anita Zelman, Dec. 7). As a bewildered sailor wandering the streets of Honolulu a few months after Dec. 7, 1941, in dress whites, hat shaped like a strawberry box, pushed back on my head, I certainly related. Having since retired from the Navy, I have been to the Arizona Memorial many times, but never without getting a little choked up and feeling very humble. I found it necessary to brush aside a tear before I could finish the article.
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January 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Rear Adm. Samuel G. Fuqua of Atlanta, who received the Medal of Honor for heroism at Pearl Harbor and whose story helped build the battleship Arizona Memorial, has died at 87. Fuqua died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center here after suffering several strokes. He was the oldest of four living recipients of the Medal of Honor for heroic actions at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1999
At the time we heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor, we were unaware that my cousin was there, stationed aboard the USS Arizona. The last time I had seen him, he was in his uniform, looking so handsome and happy to be off to a great adventure overseas. The true reality and sadness of his death did not come until many years later when I visited Honolulu. I took the Navy tour to the Arizona Memorial where I read his name written on the marble tablet, and looked into the water to see the eerie shadow of the hull of the Arizona that was the tomb for so many young men, along with my cousin Jimmy Moore.
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December 7, 1987 | United Press International
The military remembered today's 46th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a moment of silence, prayers and gun salutes for the 2,400 Americans killed on the "date which will live in infamy." Military officials aboard the ship Arizona Memorial fell silent at 7:55 a.m. today, followed seconds later by F-15 jets from the Hawaii Air National Guard streaking overhead in the "missing man" formation. The memorial service remembering the exact minute of the Japanese attack on Dec.
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December 7, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor lasted less than two horrible hours in 1941, but the commemoration in 1991 has gone enthusiastically on for more than a month and comes to its culmination today with memorial ceremonies atop the sunken battleship Arizona, at the national cemetery known as the Punchbowl, at Hickam Field and other Hawaii sites known to the fiery history of that one Sunday morning so long ago.
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March 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Plans are underway in Honolulu to build a $34-million visitors center and museum at the USS Arizona Memorial, and officials say they will address concerns about whether it is appropriate to put a retail center near Pearl Harbor. Veterans groups have said a private retail center would be crass for a national park that honors 2,390 people killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.
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December 5, 2001 | Associated Press
Survivors of the battleship Arizona arrived Tuesday at the memorial to their shipmates who have been entombed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 60 years ago. Approximately 900 people died aboard the Arizona. Twenty Arizona shipmates, along with survivors from other warships and about 250 family members and friends, were saluted by sailors in dress whites as they entered the USS Arizona Memorial visitors center. Tourists greeted them with applause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001
A sample of America's diversity lies entombed in the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. On my first visit to Hawaii I went to see the memorial. As I sat alone quietly contemplating so many young lives lost, a woman came up, put her hand on my shoulder and asked if I had lost anyone here. I thanked her but told her as an African American, I was glad the Navy was segregated and that our boys were not free to work and die here. Then I remembered, we always worked in the kitchens, messes, laundries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1999
At the time we heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor, we were unaware that my cousin was there, stationed aboard the USS Arizona. The last time I had seen him, he was in his uniform, looking so handsome and happy to be off to a great adventure overseas. The true reality and sadness of his death did not come until many years later when I visited Honolulu. I took the Navy tour to the Arizona Memorial where I read his name written on the marble tablet, and looked into the water to see the eerie shadow of the hull of the Arizona that was the tomb for so many young men, along with my cousin Jimmy Moore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The date will never fade from Harley Eppler's memory: Dec. 7, 1941. Eppler, then a 19-year-old Navy recruit from Nebraska, had been assigned to the Vestal, a repair ship docked beside the battleship Arizona in Pearl Harbor. Eppler watched in horror early that Sunday as Japanese warplanes dropped waves of bombs on the Navy fleet stationed there, making a direct hit on the Arizona.
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June 4, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arizona paid its last respects to the state's most prominent and popular politician on Wednesday, as Barry Goldwater was memorialized in a ceremony that joined military pomp with the conservative former U.S. senator's type of plain-spoken honesty. Speakers told of Goldwater's fearless honesty and unwavering patriotism and lamented his death as the passing of the last honest politician. Goldwater died Friday of natural causes at his mountaintop home in Paradise Valley. He was 89.
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February 11, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The 1.6 million visitors a year to the USS Arizona Memorial are told by their guides about the legends surrounding the oil that still bubbles up from the sunken battleship. One legend holds that the oil represents the tears of the 900-plus sailors and Marines entombed below decks since the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Another says the oil will continue to surface until the last Arizona survivor dies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001
A sample of America's diversity lies entombed in the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. On my first visit to Hawaii I went to see the memorial. As I sat alone quietly contemplating so many young lives lost, a woman came up, put her hand on my shoulder and asked if I had lost anyone here. I thanked her but told her as an African American, I was glad the Navy was segregated and that our boys were not free to work and die here. Then I remembered, we always worked in the kitchens, messes, laundries.
NEWS
December 7, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor lasted less than two horrible hours in 1941, but the commemoration in 1991 has gone enthusiastically on for more than a month and comes to its culmination today with memorial ceremonies atop the sunken battleship Arizona, at the national cemetery known as the Punchbowl, at Hickam Field and other Hawaii sites known to the fiery history of that one Sunday morning so long ago.
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