‘Elvis and The USS Arizona’ film recognizes Presley’s fundraising role for Pearl Harbor memorial in Hawaii

On March 25, 1961, Elvis Presley performed a special concert in Honolulu, Hawaii to raise funds for the USS Arizona Memorial, a tribute to the US service men and women who lost their lives during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

The new 2021 documentary film by the World War II Foundation called Elvis and The USS Arizona tells the story of how Presley literally helped build the memorial that stands today.

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New Elvis Presley plaque unveiled in Honolulu, Hawaii

A new plaque recognizing Elvis Presley’s role in raising funds to build the USS Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor was unveiled yesterday. The unveiling took place at a private ceremony at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Editor’s note: The date is incorrect on the plaque. Elvis performed the concert on March 25, 1961, not March 21. The World War II Foundation says they will be fixing the plaque.
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