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The USS Arizona Memorial is viewed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. to/Caleb Jones)
Four Pearl Harbor nonprofits are shelling out about $18,000 a day to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center staffed and open to the public during the government shutdown, which coincides with one of the busiest visitation times of the year, officials said. According to the National Park Service, 1.95 million people visited the Arizona Memorial in 2017, just under the 2 million who visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
Pacific Historic Parks, which supports the Arizona Memorial, along with the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum — which all operate in the orbit of the Arizona Memorial — are contributing to the funding for the park service to continue offering services at the memorial.