The survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the USS Arizona went on to live full lives. At least 33 of these survivors after their death have had their cremated remains returned to rest with their shipmates.
This YouTube video, Eternal Peace: Interment Aboard the USS Arizona, details the loving military memorial services held at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Hawaii.
Servicemen who survived the attack on December 7, 1941 can request their cremated remains be returned to spend eternity with their shipmates. The ashes are placed in a special water-tight urn, and a special ceremony is held at the memorial after visiting hours are over. The service includes the playing of Taps before a diver places the urn in the hull of the ship.
We remember and salute all who fought and died on that fateful day.