The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, remembers the events of December 7, 1941, and marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor. As a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States entered World War II.
More than two million people visit the memorial each year, which was established in 1962. Only accessible by boat, it crosses the battleship’s sinking hull without touching it.
The accompanying USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, which opened in 1980 and is administered by the National Park Service, provides historical information on the attack, shuttle boats to and from the memorial, and general visitor amenities. On May 5, 1989, the battleship’s sinking wreckage were designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial includes numerous sites in Hawaii, including the USS Arizona Memorial.