USS Arizona Memorial

Updated 11:12 AM ET, Mon December 7, 2015
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U.S. Marines stand at attention during a December 7, 2012, ceremony to commemorate Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USS Arizona Memorial is in the background. The site was temporarily closed to visitors on May 27, 2015 for nine days after an accident damaged a dock and ramp leading to the memorial. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images/File
The 184-foot-long memorial sits atop the battleship sunk on December 7, 1941. Kevin Winter/Touchstone Pictures/Getty Images/File
Visitors tour the grounds of the memorial's visitor center in 2003. Ronen Zilberman/Getty Images/File
Inside the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images/File
Visitors pay their respects aboard the memorial in 2003. About 5,000 people visit it every day. Ronen Zilberman/Getty Images
The USS Arizona burns furiously on December 7, 1941. The ship's forward magazines exploded when a Japanese bomb hit it. The remains of many of the 1,177 U.S. military personnel who died aboard the Arizona are still inside the wreck. HO/AFP/Getty Images
The mast of the destroyed battleship USS Arizona after the Japanese attack. It was the greatest loss of life ever in an attack on a U.S. warship, the National Park Service says. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The USS Arizona launches in New York in June 1915. MPI/Getty Images