As a busy summer season passes by, we pause for a moment to share another edition of Remembrance with you. The theme of this issue is the important work of interpretation and education at our five parks throughout the Pacific. Continue reading Chairman’s Message
We are so thankful for our military volunteers who fly flags on the USS Arizona Memorial on major holidays. Continue reading Thank You NIOC Hawaii!
We were happy to share Pearl Harbor in virtual reality with a group of children, ages 11-12, during a recent Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) field trip at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Continue reading Sharing Pearl Harbor in Virtual Reality
When I moved to Hawaii in 2016, Diamond Head State Monument was one of the first places I hiked. Like most visitors, I was drawn to her majesty. She is an enigmatic figure that casts her long, magnificent shadow over Waikiki. Continue reading First Impressions from Diamond Head’s Newest Park Ranger
Kalaupapa was the last official port of call on Mālama Honua, a three-year worldwide voyage that culminated with a huge celebratory welcome on Oahu. It was a magical moment when, 41 years after her historic maiden voyage to Tahiti, the Hōkūle`a accompanied by the Hikianalia and the Tahitian canoe Fa`afaite sailed around the point into Awahua Bay at Kalaupapa. Continue reading Welcome Home Hōkūleʻa
On March 25 and April 1, the third annual River Ranger environmental education program was held. A total of 56 youths registered to participate in this unique experiential learning opportunity. Continue reading Learning about River Ecosystems
One of the most recent programs I led with WAPA’s Chief of Maintenance Theo Chargualaf was titled “Åmot yan Nengkanno’,” a Chamorro phrase meaning “medicine and food.” Continue reading Active Trails: Åmot yan Nengkanno’
Five historic homes remain on Belleau Wood Loop, Ford Island, remnants of the the historic CPO neighborhood built nearly 100 years ago. The bungalows, built in the 1920s and 1930s by the Navy, are located along the shoreline of historic Battleship Row, near where the USS Arizona and USS West Virginia were moored on Dec. 7, 1941. Continue reading The Historic Chief Petty Officer Bungalows
Education Specialist Jovannalyn Mafnas and Education Manager Jaclyn Balajadia represented Pacific Historic Parks in donating books to elementary schools on Tinian and Rota. Continue reading PHP Visits Elementary Schools on Tinian and Rota to Donate Books
The full story of the Pacific War cannot be told solely by the sites of VALR. The story must also be told with tangible artifacts, such as diaries, memorabilia, personal effects, photographs, letters and books. These items help tell the human side of war. Continue reading Donations of Artifacts Preserve Our Legacy
As preparations were being made for the Celebration of Life of Herb Weatherwax, there was a light sprinkling of rain, a light mist of liquid sunshine, which we all knew was our beloved Uncle Herb showering us with his blessings. Continue reading Pearl Harbor Gram: Celebrating the Life of a Pearl Harbor Survivor
William Henry “Bill” Muehleib, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017. Continue reading William Henry “Bill” Muehleib (1922-2017)
“Eternal rest grant unto them and let perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace.” Continue reading Prayer for the Dead
Your contributions help us meet our mission to ensure that the legacy of the valiant, courageous men and women who served our country during World War II are never forgotten. Continue reading You Make it Happen!