Pearl Harbor Day honors the 2,335 U.S. Servicemembers killed in the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service. The USS Arizona was a battleship sank in the surprise attack, and more than 1,700 U.S. sailors and Marines died on the ship alone.
The USS Arizona Memorial was built in 1962, straddling the battleship’s wreckage, in which more than 900 sailors and Marines still lie. It’s part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific memorial, which is represented by a number of sites at Pearl Harbor and elsewhere.
In May of 2018, the memorial was closed to visitors due to issues with the loading dock moving. Repairs are expected to be completed by March of 2019.
Before the memorial was closed, a Channel 2 photojournalist took a 360-degree camera through the Memorial to give a feel for the memorial to those who can’t visit it in person. We’re sharing that video here with you.