The USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1962, 20 and a half years after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The memorial’s construction took two years and were managed by Walker-Moody Construction Company. The memorial itself is supported by concrete poured in columns that extend 80 feet into the ground below the water. The memorial itself is intended to appear as though it is gently resting atop the harbor.
We are commonly asked it Elvis Presley built the USS Arizona Memorial or paid for the building. The truth is, the monument was designed by Alfred Preis.