Wesley Bolin Plaza, located east of the Arizona Capitol Museum across 17th Avenue, is home to several memorials honoring the USS Arizona. The first to be installed was the anchor memorial, dedicated on December 7, 1976. The anchor is one of two that was used aboard the ship, the other is located at the memorial at Pearl Harbor.
On December 7, 1990, the signal mast memorial was dedicated, after a campaign raised funds to bring it to Arizona. The mast is located 1,177 feet from the center of the Capitol dome to represent the number of men who died aboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The “Guns to Salute the Fallen” Memorial contains a gun barrel from the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri, serving as two visible bookends to the beginning and end of World War II. Between the gun barrels, steel pillars in the shape of a battleship hull honor the 1,902 Arizona men and women from the various military branches who died in World War II.