Honoring Veterans of the USS Arizona
The USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s.
During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, USS Arizona was bombed. After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, the battleship exploded violently and sank, with the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen.
The wreck still lies at the bottom of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated on 30 May 1962 to all those who died during the attack, straddles the ship's hull.
The following video tells the story of veterans that lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor are able to be buried at sea to spend eternity with their shipmates. It is a moving ceremony and honor.
After watching this video, we felt is was something that all Americans might like to be aware of.