T25 A ship was sunk but not hopes

Tee 20170519 Arizona in Hawaii

USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. Named in honor of the 48th state‘s recent admission into the union, the ship was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of “super-dreadnought” battleships. Although commissioned in 1916, the ship remained stateside during World War I. Shortly after the end of the war, Arizona was one of a number of American ships that briefly escorted President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference. The ship was sent to Turkey in 1919 at the beginning of the Greco-Turkish War to represent American interests for several months. Several years later, she was transferred to the Pacific Fleet and remained there for the rest of her career, according to Wikipedia.

To see this it does not cost any money, but you have to be quick to get a free ticket. By the time, I was in place, I learned about this rule, so I missed out. Still, I had to get the t-shirt as a reminder that I might have to go back. That was in 2013 during my retirement trip from Korea.  There is a good chance that I will get to see this memorial in May of 2018. Wish me luck.


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