USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River
Opening February 22, 2020
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is proud to open the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River.
SHINE A LIGHT ON HEROISM
The USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River honors the brave US forces who were aboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. As a nation, we are forever indebted to those who serve and give their lives for our freedom and we are proud to honor them and share their stories in these gardens.
A PLACE TO REFLECT AND PAY RESPECT
Located east of Pima Road, between Great Wolf Lodge AZ and Salt River Fields, the Memorial Gardens includes the original boathouse relic from the USS Arizona. This piece was part of the original memorial at Pearl Harbor for ten years and is the largest piece ever given to a tribal community.
When completed, the Gardens will give visitors an opportunity to learn more about December 7. 1941, reflect on that historic day and the impact it had on so many, yesterday, today and forever.
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The USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River is a historical moment for us all. Take a listen to the podcasts to learn more about the USS Arizona’s history and the journey to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Episode One is hosted by Salt River Tourism Manager, Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez and features two very special guests that helped bring the boathouse to Salt River – Vice President of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Ricardo Leonard, who also served in the Army and Bushmaster Post 114. Along with Retired Army Captain & Former Vice President of Corporate Relations at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, Ric Hartman.
Episode Two is hosted by Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez and Maureen Aldrich from the Salt River tourism team and features the two men behind the project – Project Designer, Aaron Allan from J2 Engineering & Environmental Design and Project Manager, Jason Kerby from Salt River’s Engineering and Construction Services.
Highlights from the SRPMIC 2019 USS Arizona Memorial Flag Breathing ceremony at the soon to be open USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River:
7455 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, USA