TUCSON, Ariz. >> Construction of a privately funded memorial honoring the U.S. service members who died aboard the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is underway on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.
KGUN-TV reports that officials say the project should be completed in time for a Dec. 4 ceremony, three days before the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack in which more than 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed.
The memorial honors the 1,177 service members who died on the battleship. The memorial will include bronze medallions inscribed with their names and an outline of the warship’s deck.
The memorial will complement artifacts located at the Student Union, including a bell from the ship.
There’s already a USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor.