USS Arizona Interments
USS Arizona Survivors (December 7, 1941)
(1) There were a total of 334 survivors of the USS Arizona sinking.
(2) Only USS Arizona survivors can be interred on the USS Arizona; Pearl Harbor survivors can have their ashes scattered over Pearl Harbor.
(3) The memorial service and interment of deceased USS Arizona Survivors is conducted on the USS Arizona Memorial. The service includes a committal service, interment, rifle salute, TAPS, flag presentation, and plaque presentation.
(4) The urns of the deceased are placed in the well of barbette no. four.
Did You Know?
Unlike the battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam, the story of Pearl Harbor is alive in the memories of those who witnessed the attack. The Pearl Harbor survivors who volunteer at the USS Arizona Memorial tell their story to the public; they truly are living history.