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Kim Crawford, Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810
ATTENTION PRINT/RADIO/TV NEWS DIRECTORS
What: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Events
When: Monday, December 7, 2015
Where: Phoenix City Hall to the Arizona Capitol Museum
The City of Phoenix invites you to commemorate Pearl Harbor day with the one-mile Perry Sartain Pearl Harbor Day Walk. The walk leaves CityScape Starbucks area about 10:30 a.m. and ends at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Each participant will be given the name of a sailor or Marine from the USS Arizona who died in 1941 on the “day that will live in infamy.” Free. Contact: Ben Ernyei, Event Chairman, 602-534-1261 or [email protected]
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony at Wesley Bolin Plaza at the USS Arizona anchor. Emceed by Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s State Historian, the ceremony will include a flyover from the Arizona Commemorative Air Force C-47 plane, known as “Old Number 30,” that saw action in North Africa, Italy and Greece. Free. Further information: http://www.azcaf.org/aircraft/old-number-30 or contact Bobbie Carlton at 480-924-1940.
The Arizona Capitol Museum will host Arizona Republic reporter Shaun McKinnon who in 2014 interviewed the last few survivors of the USS Arizona and watched them toast their fallen comrades one last time. When the survivors were done, a single champagne glass was placed on board the Arizona by U.S. Navy divers. That glass was part of a set given the USS Arizona Reunion Association in 1975 by President Gerald Ford. The matching glass and empty champagne bottle from the ceremony will be on display in the Arizona Capitol Museum. McKinnon will talk about his experiences with the survivors and what it was like to attend the ceremony. Free. For more information contact the AZCM at 602-926-3620.