The USS Arizona Memorial
and the mooring quays of Battleship Row
are two of 9 historic and commemorative sites comprising the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is a United States national monument honoring several aspects of American engagement in World War II. It encompasses 9 sites in 3 states totaling 6,310 acres (2,550 ha):
B-24D Liberator on Atka Island
The monument will be administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The actual wrecks of the Arizona, Utah, and Oklahoma are not parts of the monument, and remain under the jurisdiction of the US Navy.
The monument was created on December 5, 2008, through an executive order issued by President George W. Bush under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. The proclamation date was selected in anticipation of the 67th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 2008. This is the first proclamation of a national monument in Alaska since passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) in 1980.