Budd Nease with FlagOn March 6, 2007 I had the honor to be presented the United States Flag that was flown over the USS Arizona for the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The accompanying letter reads as follows:

Dear Mr. Nease:

Aloha. As a tribute to the American fighting men killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of O'ahu on December 7, 1941, the American flag is flown 24-hours a day from a flagpole mounted to the remains of the battleship USS Arizona.

The 5--star American flag that the National Park Service sent to you was raised on this flagpole on December 7, 2006 and remained flying until it was replaced on January 9, 2007. This flag flew proudly on the USS Arizona on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

USS Arizona FlagThis flag is being presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivor Veterans of the USS Arizona Reunion Association. Budd Nease, the Ship's Crew Data Chairman, is designated custodian for this garrison flag.

/s/Douglas A. Lentz

The flag measures 14' x 17' and the stars are 6 1/2" point to point. I cannot measure the stripes the way the flag is folded. The flag folded is 18" across, 12" high, 5" deep and weighs 5 pounds. I have had a special display case made. The flag will be on display at our reunions.

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