It is Veterans Day and to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Force, the University of Arizona is one step closer to unveiling its new World War II memorial.
Crews have been working for several weeks and officials say the project will be completed just in time for a special ceremony scheduled for December 4, three days before the anniversary.
The memorial is being made in remembrance of the 1,177 sailors and marines that died serving on the USS Arizona in 1941 during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. It will have embedded bronze medallions inscribed with the names of the sailors and marines killed onboard into the outline of the ship on the mall.
According to the designers, the memorial will be impactful for everyone who sees it. "If they come out and take a look more than a couple of these medallions, they'll very quickly realize that most of the men that died were very young," designer of the project, Davis carter said.
Once the project is completed, the UA will hold a ceremony at the USS Arizona mall memorial on December 4.