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Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:43 pm

a spirit of remembrance

http://scottymoore.net/dec72012.html

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:24 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:a spirit of remembrance

http://scottymoore.net/dec72012.html

Beautiful page and a lovely tribute!

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:45 pm

Well done James!

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:38 pm

That's a wonderful tribute, James.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:02 am

Thanks for posting, James! Great work as usual!

I've never seen photos of the Memorial under construction before.



RKS

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:16 am

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:Thanks for posting, James! Great work as usual!

I've never seen photos of the Memorial under construction before.



RKS


yeh, me neither... interesting

Love visiting Pearl Harbour, very emotional place

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:13 am

Great tribute, James!

Elvis is also mentioned on the History Channel

A memorial was built at the USS Arizona site, thanks in part to Elvis Presley.
After the USS Arizona sank, its superstructure and main armament were salvaged and reused to support the war effort, leaving its hull, two gun turrets and the remains of more than 1,000 crewmen submerged in less than 40 feet of water. In 1949 the Pacific War Memorial Commission was established to create a permanent tribute to those who had lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it wasn’t until 1958 that President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to create a national memorial. The funds to build it came from both the public sector and private donors, including one unlikely source. In March 1961, entertainer Elvis Presley, who had recently finished a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, performed a benefit concert at Pearl Harbor’s Block Arena that raised over $50,000—more than 10 percent of the USS Arizona Memorial’s final cost. The monument was officially dedicated on May 30, 1962, and attracts more than 1 million visitors each year.
http://www.history.com/news/5-facts-abo ... ss-arizona

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:34 am

I visited the memorial in 1987 with my parents. At the end of the tour, our tour guide asked us if we noticed the faint picture of Elvis in the clouds of a painting of the memorial that we had all passed earlier. I hadn't really noticed the painting myself but nobody in our group said they saw the picture of Elvis. The tour guide went on to say that beyond just the benefit show, Elvis donated more money of his own and that without his personal donation, the memorial would have never been built. He said the reason for the faint picture of Elvis in the clouds of the painting was that Elvis specified that he didn't want his donation publicized so put his faint picture in the clouds as a quirt tribute. Anyone else hear this and has anyone seen this painting?

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:18 pm

I took this picture back in 1998:

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RKS
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Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:17 pm

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Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:09 am

Thanks so much. A wonderful tribute. I just wish more people knew this generous side of Elvis. He truly was a caring person.

rlj

Re: Recognition, restoration and the USS Arizona Memorial

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:52 pm

Really enjoyed reading this.