Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to lay wreath at Pearl Harbor for 2nd time

Dec 5, 2014, 7:23 AM | Updated: 7:24 am

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will make her second
straight visit to Hawaii to mark the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Last year Brewer became the first Arizona governor to lay a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial and she’ll be doing that again Sunday. Admiral Phillip Sawyer, a Phoenix native, made the request.

“Very moving, very moving. Such an honor for me to be able to be with the admiral on Pearl Harbor day to memorialize all those people,” Brewer said.

The outgoing governor said she can visualize that Dec. 7, 1941 at the memorial site.

“The oil is still leaking from the USS Arizona. You can visualize the bombers coming in, people leaving their quarters, people swimming ashore, fire on the water. What a sacrifice they made for all of us,” she aid.

She tweeted from last year’s visit:

The trip to Pearl Harbor is one of her final duties before she leaves office in early January.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Twitter Photo/@GaydosKTAR)...
Marcia Hammond

Metro Phoenix cleaning up after high winds uproot trees, knock out power

The Valley was cleaning up Tuesday after a dust storm raged across metro Phoenix the previous day with winds that reached over 60 mph.
9 hours ago
Maria Christina Vasquez (Photo via Gilbert Police Department)...

Silver Alert issued for East Valley woman with memory problems

A Silver Alert was issued Monday night for an East Valley woman who has memory problems, authorities said.
9 hours ago
(Photo by Erik (HASH) Hersman/Creative Commons)...
Taylor Tasler

Prop 131 would change the line of succession to the governor’s seat

Voters will see 10 statewide ballot initiatives this November, including a potential change to the line of succession for the governor's seat. 
9 hours ago
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)...
Griselda Zetino

Latino buying power in Arizona is exceeding expectations

The Latino buying power in Arizona was projected to reach $57 billion this year, but that has already been exceeded.
9 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...

Arizona man gets 18 months in prison for stealing $1.36M in Social Security benefits

An Arizona man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for stealing more than $1.36 million in Social Security benefits over 20 years.
9 hours ago
Director, NFL Environmental Program Jack Groh, associate director, NFL Environmental Program Susan ...
Jordan Leandre

NFL Green wants Super Bowl to benefit Arizona community, environment

With an event as momentous as the Super Bowl, there will be lots of traffic coming to the greater Phoenix area from all over the world.
9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to lay wreath at Pearl Harbor for 2nd time