#4873 – 2014 $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial

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U.S. #4873
2014 $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial
American Landmarks
 
It was a date that will live in infamy – the day Japan launched its attack on America, forcing our neutral nation into war. And it was the most infamous day in the USS Arizona’s history. 
 
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the crew of the Arizona went about their daily duties. But shortly before 8:00 a.m., Japanese planes appeared overhead and began bombarding Pearl Harbor. Less than two hours later, the attack was over. The Arizona had been struck four times and had sunk. The ship lost 1,177 of its crew – about half the lives lost that day.
 
Salvage efforts began almost immediately. What was recovered was reused on other ships to support the war effort. However, the hull and two gun turrets sat submerged in 40 feet of water. Following the war, a committee began lobbying to create a monument above the Arizona’s remains. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the site as a national memorial in 1958, public and private donations were used to finance it. Among the fundraising efforts was a benefit concert by Elvis Presley that collected over $50,000. The memorial was finally dedicated in 1962.
 
Up to nine quarts of oil continue to leak from the Arizona each day. Visitors have come to call this murky water surrounding the memorial “black tears” or “tears of the Arizona.”
 
Dan Cosgrove created the illustration for the stamp.
 
$19.99 USS Arizona Memorial, Issued to pay the Priority Mail Express rate.
Issue Date: March 13, 2014
City:
Honolulu, HI
Quantity:
3,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By:
Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Lithographed in sheets of 90 with 9 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾ X 10 ½
Self-adhesive
 
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U.S. #4873
2014 $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial
American Landmarks
 
It was a date that will live in infamy – the day Japan launched its attack on America, forcing our neutral nation into war. And it was the most infamous day in the USS Arizona’s history. 
 
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the crew of the Arizona went about their daily duties. But shortly before 8:00 a.m., Japanese planes appeared overhead and began bombarding Pearl Harbor. Less than two hours later, the attack was over. The Arizona had been struck four times and had sunk. The ship lost 1,177 of its crew – about half the lives lost that day.
 
Salvage efforts began almost immediately. What was recovered was reused on other ships to support the war effort. However, the hull and two gun turrets sat submerged in 40 feet of water. Following the war, a committee began lobbying to create a monument above the Arizona’s remains. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the site as a national memorial in 1958, public and private donations were used to finance it. Among the fundraising efforts was a benefit concert by Elvis Presley that collected over $50,000. The memorial was finally dedicated in 1962.
 
Up to nine quarts of oil continue to leak from the Arizona each day. Visitors have come to call this murky water surrounding the memorial “black tears” or “tears of the Arizona.”
 
Dan Cosgrove created the illustration for the stamp.
 
$19.99 USS Arizona Memorial, Issued to pay the Priority Mail Express rate.
Issue Date: March 13, 2014
City:
Honolulu, HI
Quantity:
3,000,000
Category: Definitive
Printed By:
Banknote Corporation of America for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method:
Lithographed in sheets of 90 with 9 panes of 10 per sheet
Perforations:
Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾ X 10 ½
Self-adhesive