USS Arizona Memorial Turns 50!

(HawaiiNewsNow) - To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial and to recognize Memorial Day 2012, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument will be hosting a number of special events, May 25 - 28, please visit the National Park Service website for more information. Here's a list of events and ways to donate:

Pacific Historic Parks

Call 808-954-8721 or 808-954-8778

Visit the website HERE!

Sunset Pearl Harbor Historic Boat Tours

Sun & Mon - May 27 & 28 5:30 pm

For a $50 or more donation you and a guest can embark on an after hours National Park Service narrated boat tour around Ford Island with a stop on the USS Arizona Memorial.

Golf Tournament & Banquet

Fri, May 25 11:30 AM - 8:30 pm

Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course

$150 per person

Join Hawaii's top military officials and honored returning and wounded war veterans for a day of golf and fellowship to raise funds for the USS Arizona Memorial restoration.

Art & Essay Contest Entries

Due: June 15

Open to all ages

Enter your essay or artwork based on the theme "The USS Arizona Memorial: Build to Honor & Understand" for a chance to win special commemorative prizes.

Marine Corps Honor Guard

Sat, May 26 through Mon, May 28

USS Arizona Memorial

The Marine Corps Honor Guard from Kaneohe Bay will hold a 24 hour- 3 day vigil guard in the shrine room of the Memorial in honor of the 50th Anniversary.

Special Floral Tribute

Mon, May 28, 2012

USS Arizona Memorial

A special floral tribute will be provided for all public tour programs on Memorial Day by providing every USS Arizona Memorial tour program ticket holder a tribute flower and a commemorative card. They will be able to participate in a floral tribute during their visit to the USS Arizona Memorial.

USS Arizona Memorial Golf & Banquet Fundraiser

Friday, May 25, 2012 11:30am-8:30pm

Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay $150 per golfer

Organized by the USS Arizona Memorial Post and the AMVETS Hawaii, to support the $1,000,000 capital campaign for the restoration of USS Arizona Memorial. Enjoy a day of golf with some of Hawaii's top military officials and returning and wounded veterans while supporting a great cause. More information HERE!

For more information, or to reserve your seats, please call 808-954-8721. For more information on the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial events' click HERE or call 808-954-8778.

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