The U.S. Postal Service honored the historic USS Arizona with the dedication of a stamp.
Dozens seized the opportunity to meet tried and true American heroes who survived the Pearl Harbor attacks.
All the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor were humble.
Four survivors were in attendance at the dedication.
Pearl Harbor survivor Sterling Cale said, "We're not really important. Besides the stamp, all the important ones are still on the Arizona."
Those sailors Cale spoke of are the 1,177 who lost their lives December 7, 1941.
Now this national historical landmark will be remembered forever on a postage stamp.
"I'll never forget that day. That's one thing that happened in my life that will never be forgotten. It stands out to me like it was yesterday that it took place," said Herb Weatherwax.
Weatherwax also says the importance of the stamp is to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to teach a new generation about what happened that infamous day.
The stamp allows people from across the country to see what the memorial looks like and to be reminded of its importance.
The USS Arizona Memorial Stamp is a Priority Express Stamp. It costs $19.99. Click here for Ann Sterling's article.
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