The shrine at the far end is a marble wall that bears the names of all those killed on the Arizona, protected behind velvet ropes. To the left of the main wall is a small plaque which bears the names of crew members who survived the 1941 sinking. Any surviving crew members of the Arizona can elect to have their ashes interred within the wreck by U.S. Navy divers.
"If you take a moment to look around, especially inside the memorial itself, and see the names and look at the wreckage of the ship, it's just a moving thing - and it should be," said Tierney. "People shouldn't forget. It's something that people should experience to understand what happened here."
(Photos above taken by Photos taken by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber L. Porter and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey and Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth)