Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Internment on the Arizona
Here's something that I wasn't aware of and I'm sure many others may not be but the U.S.S. Arizona is still an active final resting place.
Before the survivors of the Arizona at Pearl Harbor pass on in their twilight years they can request to be interred with their shipmates.
A full ceremony with honor guard is given before their ashes are handed off to the chief diver who swims to the 4th gun turret and selects the location to leave the ashes.
One day soon these ceremonies will no longer be needed as the last one is interred and a part of our living history will be gone.