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Monument Markers Bound for Hawaii

OKLAHOMA CITY (KHNL) - Marble and granite markers for the USS Oklahoma Memorial at Pearl Harbor left Oklahoma City Thursday.

A ceremony to mark the occasion featured remarks by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and survivors of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS Oklahoma capsized during the attack and 429 crew members lost their lives. The markers bound for Honolulu are engraved with the names of the dead.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol members of various state biker organizations escorted the markers to the state border after leaving the capitol.

The memorial cost a little more than one million dollars. It will be dedicated December 7 -- the 66th anniversary of the attack.

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