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Ducey lays wreath at site of sunken USS Arizona

Posted at 6:59 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 20:59:22-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey laid a wreath at the site of the sunken USS Arizona in Hawaii in observance of the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    
The governor also ordered flags on state buildings around Arizona to be lowered until sunset Monday.
    
Ducey attended a ceremony at the harbor, as have his predecessors.
    
The USS Arizona Memorial straddles the battleship that sank nine minutes after being hit. It remains a gravesite for many of those killed.
    
During the attack, some 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed at Pearl Harbor and other military installations on the island of Oahu.
    
Ducey met with veterans and active-duty service Sunday leading up to the day of remembrance.
    
He tweeted that it's an honor to meet them and hear their stories.