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"Anchors Away" Top 5 Page for this destination Oklahoma City Things to Do Tip by mrclay2000

Oklahoma City Things to Do: 149 reviews and 267 photos

  anchor, USS Oklahoma
by mrclay2000

For those who pass the historic Skirvin Hotel without batting an eyelash, at least notice what stands on the median at the foot of this grand hotel. On December 7, 1941, the USS Oklahoma was capsized by a Japanese torpedo while moored on battleship row at Pearl Harbor, killing outright or drowning 458 American sailors and servicemen. This is the original anchor, our monument to those lives lost in service to their country. Its motto reads "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty," as true today as it was in 1941.

Address: 1 Park Avenue

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  • Written Apr 16, 2003
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