UPS delivering section of historic battleship USS Arizona to Tex

UPS delivering section of historic battleship USS Arizona to Texas Panhandle War Memorial

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On Saturday, June 30, UPS will deliver an 800-pound section of the battleship USS Arizona to Amarillo, the final leg of a 3,600 mile journey from Hawaii to Texas. The relic is destined for the Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo.

Because of the significance of the artifact, UPS is donating the cost of the move from Hawaii to Texas, and many of the UPSers involved in the move are military veterans.

A UPS Freight truck, with UPS driver and Air Force veteran Burt Robinson behind the wheel, will be escorted on the 125 mile trip from Lubbock to Amarillo by law enforcement, as well as Patriot Guard Riders on motorcycles.

Builders Transportation has donated the use of a flatbed trailer, allowing the crate with the ship section inside to be visible the entire journey.

The procession will make a short stop at the Pilot Travel Center in Tulia, Texas, where Pilot will support the delivery with refreshments for the escorts.


(Press Release)

What:              USS Arizona artifact delivery from Lubbock to Amarillo

When:             Saturday, June 30

Schedule:        8:30 a.m.  - Depart UPS Freight facility, 128 East 13th St. Lubbock, TX 79403

Travel via I-27 to Pilot Travel Center, 700 I-27, Tulia, TX 79088.  
Pilot Travel Center is decorating with flags, etc. and will have refreshments available for escort riders. 

10:00 a.m.  - Depart Pilot Travel Center via I-27, travel to Randall County Event Center/ Fire Station #1,1111 East Loop 335 South, Amarillo, TX 79118.

11:00 a.m.   - USS Arizona shipment arrives at Fire Station #1/Randall County Event Center.  Crate containing USS Arizona artifact is immediately unloaded and positioned for delivery ceremony which will occur following unloading of crate. Randall County Judge Ernie Houdashell will MC ceremony.

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