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)
We couldn’t do it without our volunteers. Continue reading Mahalo!
At each of our parks, national and state, through your generous donations, Pacific Historic Parks is able to support educational, interpretive and scientific programs, through school group visits, outreach programs, Junior Ranger and Reef Ranger programs, and the many ongoing restoration projects. Continue reading Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2015-2016
With the passing of Herbert Weatherwax on Dec. 12, we lost a humble and selfless man who was a hero to so many of us. There are people who have a profound impact on the lives they touch. Herb was one such man. Continue reading Herb Weatherwax (1917-2016)
Americans of Japanese ancestry (AJAs) who served the United States in World War II answered distrust and suspicion with unsurpassed service and sacrifice. Continue reading Service of Japanese Americans in World War II
For many students that can’t come to Hawaii to visit the hallowed grounds of Pearl Harbor, the National World War II Museum (NWWIIM) in New Orleans is preparing to launch a virtual classroom experience in their museum on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Fieldtrip!