For the Globus family of brand’s November Lighthouse Project spotlight, we would like to introduce you to the USS Arizona Memorial.
This memorial in Hawaii falls under our ‘Places’ pillar, whereby we reflect on the past to brighten the future. Many of the parks, palaces, museums and monuments that we enjoy today are the result of previous generations passionately committed to preservation. Our Lighthouse Project aims to pay it forward so that future generations can continue to enjoy these places as much as we have.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a key part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii. It marks the final resting place of over 1,000 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on December 7, 1941. The total of these deaths is equivalent to over half of the Americans killed during the country’s worst naval disaster. Millions of people have visited the memorial to see for themselves where history was changed forever, and WWII began for the United States.
The memorial was built in 1962 and sits out in the ocean over the sunken hull of the battleship. Accessible only by boat, the remains have also been declared a National Historic Landmark. The memorial is divided into three sections which includes an opening in the floor that overlooks the sunken decks as well as a marble wall featuring the names of those who were killed. It’s a beautifully built memorial where you can learn, reflect and recognise a major cornerstone in the history of the United States.
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