A relic of USS Arizona arrives at Colorado Freedom Memorial

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  • By Senior Airman Shaun Combs
  • Space Base Delta 2 Public Affairs

A piece of steel belonging to the USS Arizona from Pearl Harbor made its way to the Colorado
Freedom Memorial in Aurora, Colorado, August 29, 2023.

About 150 pieces of the USS Arizona have been distributed across the U.S. over the years, with
the Colorado Freedom Memorial Center now housing the relic.

A team from Naval Reserve Center - Denver joined Colorado Freedom Memorial at the Denver
International Airport to receive the piece. United Airlines covered the shipment of the relic, which
will be permanently housed in the new Colorado Freedom Memorial Center.

The steel was transported via convoy to the memorial, and met by service members and
civilians that support Buckley, to offer their respect and condolences to the ship and the
members on board through a pass in review.

Buckley as a whole stands to support our heroes and welcome them home.