- The Arizona Memorial rises across the entombed ship below, cradling it and protecting its treasured cargo still resting on the ocean floor after 75 years. If you’re standing on the deck of the memorial, in the right spot, at the right time of day, you can witness an incredible sight. Tiny droplets of oil still leaking from the ship’s tank, slowly rise through the crystal aqua water, and spread out across the surface. If the sun is shining just right, you’ll see a constantly changing kaleidoscope of rainbows and patterns, in flux and dependent on the whims of a gently undulating ocean, to create a unique image. This phenomenon is known as the “Tears of the Arizona” and is the inspiration for “And Still She Weeps.”
Look closely, You can still see the sailors that sleep below.