Pearl Harbor Remembrance at UA

Dec. 5, 2017

USS Arizona Mall Memorial to Host Pearl Harbor Remembrance

  • What: Navy ROTC ceremony on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • When: 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
  • Where: USS Arizona Mall Memorial, UA Mall, UA campus

TUCSON, Ariz. — A half-hour ceremony on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which propelled the U.S. into World War II, will be held Thursday morning. In the attack, 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,778 wounded.

Of those killed, 1,177 were aboard the USS Arizona battleship, and their names are inscribed on individual medallions as part of the USS Arizona Mall Memorial. The memorial, located in the heart of the University of Arizona campus, was dedicated last December.

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Media Contacts:
Cody Nicholls
UA Military & Veteran Engagement
520-626-7154
rcn1@email.arizona.edu

Bill Westcott
USS Arizona Mall Memorial
520-795-3955
joanna@billwestcott.com

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.