Registered: April 2010 Location: North Bend, WA Posts: 1,877
The USS Arizona Memorial, built over the sunken hull, honors the 1,177 crewmen who died. Designed by architect Alfred Preiss, it was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1962. The hull is both a tomb for over 900 sailors who remain within and a living reef providing habitat for marine life. A miniscule amount of oil still seeps from the Arizona, producing an iridescent slick that some visitors find almost spiritual.