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Arizona to dedicate World War II memorial

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PHOENIX (AP) - A dedication ceremony on the anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor caps a nearly three-year effort to erect a World War II memorial near the Arizona State Capitol.

Saturday's ceremony will include the arrival of 2,000 motorcyclists from the American Legion and other veterans' groups and a flyover of a vintage B-17 bomber.

The memorial features massive gun barrels from two U.S. battleships - the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri. Names of Arizona military personnel who died during the war will be displayed on a steel structure between the gun barrels. It has taken a year to build the memorial.

The memorial was championed by Secretary of State Ken Bennett.

The two-hour ceremony at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza just east of the Capitol begins at 9:45 a.m.

Information from: Arizona Capitol Times,

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