Earlier this year, Hawaii Gov. David Ige convened a committee of Hawaii-based community leaders and requested that planning commence for the 75th Commemoration of the anniversary of the bombing that occurred on Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941. Pacific Historic Parks (PHP) has responded to the call and has dedicated significant resources and time to assist in this significant endeavor that will be marked by a series of events spanning Dec. 1-11 in Hawaii. Continue reading Chairman’s Message
Historian and author Pierre Moulin (1948-2016) passed away recently. He was frequently present at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center autographing his books. Continue reading In Memoriam: Pierre Moulin
We would like to recognize these recent donors for their contributions. Continue reading Mahalo to Donors!
For the most up-to-date information and full details of each event, please visit pearlharbor75thanniversary.com or call (877) 589-8898. All events are subject to change. Continue reading 75th Commemoration Event Schedule
The National Park Service, in partnership with Pacific Historic Parks, is creating a Pearl Harbor mobile app to enhance the visitor experience at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument as well as bring the Monument to those unable to visit. Continue reading Virtual Pearl Harbor Experience to Debut in December
“Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” — the theme for the 75th Commemoration — is even more powerful when you consider today’s younger generation and the Greatest Generation coming together one last time during this national event as a once in a lifetime education opportunity. Continue reading A Once-in-a-Lifetime Education Opportunity
The USS West Virginia Memory Project is an interdisciplinary visual art and design initiative that connects U.S. and Japanese veterans of World War II and reminds people of the crossroads between a local sense of place and a global understanding of that place in the world. Continue reading The USS West Virginia Memory Project
The University of Colorado’s anti-discrimination effort that began in 1938 continued and gathered momentum through World War II, connecting New Deal activism with World War II idealism. Continue reading World War II & Equal Rights at the University of Colorado, 1942-1945
Tired and hungry were the words Irene Perez Ploke Sgambelluri used to describe how she felt every day during the war. She was only 10 years old at the onset of the war and, instantly, her life was forever changed. Continue reading Oral History: Irene Perez Ploke Sgambelluri
The bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and World War II brought changes to the remote Kalaupapa community. Martial law was enforced, and civilian boats were prevented from leaving the harbors. Continue reading The Civil Air Patrol at Kalaupapa
“Eternal rest grant unto them and let perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace.” Continue reading Prayer for the Dead
There are some of us still around that we want to talk to, and this gives us a fine way to do it.
Considering there were 84,168 uniformed personnel eligible for membership by their being on Oahu at the time of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, we still have a fairly accurate count of 2,747 on the right side of the soil as of May 2016. Continue reading Pearl Harbor Gram
A special celebration was held at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Continue reading Pearl Harbor Survivor Herb Weatherwax Celebrates 99 Years
The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with the Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI), a nonprofit educational foundation comprised of industry leaders in concrete preservation, on a five-year mooring quay restoration project beginning this year. Continue reading 5-Year Mooring Quay Restoration Project to Begin