“This Sunday will be a beautiful day to take a walk or bike to campus and join others in a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. CBS News will cover the event and the ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. on the UA Mall just east of Old Main. It is sure to be a moving event.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony and USS Arizona Mall Memorial Dedication
Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 3:00pm
This year’s ceremony will feature the dedication of the USS Arizona Mall Memorial in front of the Student Union Memorial Center. This new memorial was designed as a full-scale outline of the famous ship’s deck, and honors those who lost their lives aboard the ship during the attack.
The ceremony will feature a flyover by the 47th Fighter Squadron. Now based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the squadron is credited with shooting down eight enemy aircraft at Pearl Harbor. The program will also include guest speakers and performances by UA students. It will conclude with unveiling the 1,177 medallions embedded in the walls of the memorial – one for each of the men who lost his life that day. A reception will follow the program at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Visitors can also view the exhibition “The Life and Legacy of the USS Arizona” at Special Collections from 1:30-2:30 p.m. before the ceremony. Regular exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. A digital companion exhibit features additional materials from the archives: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits/exhibits/show/uss-arizona/chronology”