Section of USS Arizona Being Transported to Amarillo Memorial
This weekend, a section of the battleship USS Arizona will depart from Lubbock to Amarillo.
The USS Arizona was sunk during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. The section of the Arizona being transported to Amarillo was part of the boat deck in the superstructure of the ship.
On Saturday, June 30, the WWII relic will make the last part of the 3,600 mile journey from Hawaii to the Texas Panhandle. At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, the section of the ship will depart from Lubbock from the UPS Freight facility, located at 128 East 13th Street, and arrive in Amarillo around 10 a.m.
The relic will be taken to the Randall County Event Center in Amarillo, where the crate will be opened during a short ceremony. The relic will be available for the public to see on Saturday, and later will go on permanent display at the war memorial.