There’s a battle ship on the University of Arizona mall.
A new memorial to the USS Arizona was dedicated at the UA on Sunday, Dec. 4 after several months of hurried construction. The memorial, which marked the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is unlike any other memorial. Fortunately, I had was assigned to cover this much-anticipated addition to my campus for the Arizona Daily Star. I had a special interest because my own grandfather served in the Pacific theater during WWII.
I was incredibly pleased with the feedback I received on the story but after a day or so, I started looking forward to my next assignment. However, several days later I received an email from the host of The Not Old, Better Show, a successful podcast out of Washington D.C., looking to interview me about my story and the new monument.
I have embedded the podcast for those of you who are interested in listening. It was a wonderful experience and I had a great time! Thanks again to Paul Vogelzang for having me on your show!