Arizona governor in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor honors
By Tami Hoey
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is in Hawaii to attend ceremonies marking the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The governor plans to attend Sunday's memorial at Pearl Harbor, visit the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona and then make a visit to a modern warship named for an Arizona city, the attack submarine USS Tucson.
Brewer took part in the ceremony last year marking the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that sunk the Arizona, numerous other warships and killed about 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers. Of those, 1,177 were on the Arizona when it exploded after being hit by Japanese bombs.
Brewer plans to meet with some of the nine surviving Arizona sailors.
Brewer is the first Arizona governor to attend the annual ceremonies.