USS Oklahoma Memorial Dedication December 7, 2007
Remembering 429 Marines and Sailors who lost their lives onboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
The USS OKLAHOMA Memorial was dedicated 7 December 2007 on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. For us, it is a place to remember.
Design by Beck and Associates of Oklahoma City
THE MEMORIAL IS COMPLETED
For those who want to visit the USS Oklahoma Memorlal
How did the Memorial get started?
One person can make a difference.
To visit the memorial purchase shuttle tickets
at the USS Bowfin ticket counter, just north
of the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.
Combine the Oklahoma Memorial with visits
to the Battleship Missouri Memorial Museum
or the Pacific Aviation Museum, also located
on Ford Island. Tickets include transport
to all three sites. Personal cameras and one
water bottle per visitor are permitted, but
purses, handbags, camera bags, or items that
permit concealment are not allowed.
The painting by artist Christopher Nick
Those Who This Memorial Honors
The memorial’s black granite walls suggest the once
formidable hull of the Oklahoma while the white marble
standards represent its lost Marines and Sailors. Each
perfectly aligned marble standard symbolizes an individual
in pristine white dress uniform, inspired from the naval
tradition of ‘manning the rails.’ In full dress whites the
ship’s crew stand at attention along the rails or in the
rigging of the ship to display respect and honor. The
marble standards of this memorial stand perfectly straight,
‘manning the rails’ of the Oklahoma, forever.