Video: USS Arizona Memorial 50th Anniversary
Video by Nick Tovo
Title: USS Arizona 50th Producer: Nick Tovo, DMA HI Camera: Nick Tovo, DMA HI Date: 28 May 2012 CG: Nick Tovo, DMA HI – Reporting Rear Admiral Frank Ponds, CDR Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific CSM (Ret) Sterling Cale, Pearl Harbor Survivor Audience: Internal/ External Military Run Time: 1:30 Lead: ON PEARL HARBOR IN HAWAII IS A SHRINE THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME WHILE HONORING AMERICA’S HEROES. EACH YEAR MILLIONS OF VISITORS ARRIVE TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. MEMORIAL DAY MARKS A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF THIS MONUMENT… NICK TOVO REPORTS STORY: (Medium shot, tight shot of USS Arizona, then wide of ceremony) THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED 50 YEARS AGO ON MEMORIAL DAY 1962. IT STANDS AS A SHRINE HONORING THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR DEC 7 1941. THIS YEAR SERVICE MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT GATHERED ON THE ARIZONA TO COMMEMORATE THE MEMORIAL’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND PAY RESPECTS TO ALL WHO REST THERE… SB: Rear Admiral Frank Ponds, CDR Navy Region Hawaii “this memorial, these memorials are proof positive that the men and women who fought and who fell on that fateful day, that their sacrifices we’re not in vain and that we will always remember their indominitable spirit .” STERLING CALE WAS AN ARMY CORPSMAN WHO SURVIVED THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR AND WENT ON TO FIGHT IN THE KOREAN AND VIETNAM WARS… (vids of cale saluting on Arizona) SB: CSM (Ret) Sterling Cale, Pearl Harbor Survivor “a man gives his life in battle he’s done everything that he can and even all our pearl harbor surviviors who are all 85 and 95, we will soon be gone and just wonder if they’ll ever remember us like the people that we remember” (cut to sequence of wall names and wreaths inside memorial’s shrine, cale salutes again) THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL… A MONUMENT TO VALOR THAT FOR FIVES DECADES HAS SERVED AS A REMINDER TO NEVER FORGET PEARL HARBOR AND THE SACRIFICES SERVICE MEMBERS MADE THAT DAY FOR AMERICA. TAG: THERE IS ALSO A USS ARIZONA MUSEUM ON PEARL HARBOR. ON EXHIBIT ARE ARTIFACTS FROM THE SHIP AND HER CREW AS WELL AS PIECES OF OTHER PACIFIC FLEET SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION VISITORS VISIT THE USS ARIZONA EVERY YEAR.