Taking a day trip to Tucon Arizona from Phoenix and Scottsdale provides opportunities to see some interesting sites and sights as follows:
2. Sabino Canyon and a series of brooks, ponds and small water falls and a picnic
3. Old Tucson
4. Catalina State Park- Very popular and scenic
5. Mountain Lemon- hike in the pine trees
6. Saguaro National Park West- a very scenic drive
8. Colossal Cave: SE of Tucson in Vail, AZ, see cave and ranch
9. Fort Lowell: formerly Camp Lowell during the Civil War
10. Pusch Peak: Hike Pusch Peak for awesome views of theTucson. Short but tough hike
But let us get back to the USS Arizona memorial. After the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack on December 7, 1941, as Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (FDR) said, "A Day that will live in infamy" marking the Empire of Japan's sudden and deliberate attack of the United States causing our country's entrance into World War II, we remember the USS Arizona that lays in a water grave at Pearl Harbor today. Those 1,177 Pearl Harbor sailors that perished that day from the USS Arizona are American heroes. It should be noted that a permanent outline with a red brick border of the actual dimensions of the USS Arizona was installed on the University of Arizona, Tucson campus on the grass mall in front of the Student Union and the bell tower for the USS Arizona bell.
From CBS News article, USS Arizona outline is in brick at University of Arizona memorial, Tucson
There is also a replica of the ship and a history museum in a study hall at the Studen Union and the anchor and chains are also on display at the Student Union. A worthwhile visit. To see images of the USS Arizona memorial at the University of Arizona, Tucson in an excellent article and video by CBS News when the memorial outline was completed which added to the existing memorial at the University of Arizona.
CBS News report on the USS Arizona memoria at the University of Arizona in Tucson
We are proud of our military in Arizona that have served our country with their courage and lives.
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