AMVETS are Keepers of the USS Arizona Memorial Wall. Rededicated Veterans Day 2014.
AMVETS photo by David Gai
Lanham, MD – Black tears of oil still seep up from the submerged tomb of the 1177 sailors and Marines that perished in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. These are constant reminders of this defining moment of WWII that propelled America into global conflict and forever changed the course of world history.
During the hour-and-fifty minute raid on Pearl Harbor, nearly 2,400 American service¬men died and approximately 1,170 were wounded. Eighteen ships lay sunken or badly damaged and close to 350 planes were put out of commission. The USS Arizona, one of seven battleships moored along Battleship Row was the most seriously devastated.