Chairman’s Message

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.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Education Opportunity

“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.

The USS West Virginia Memory Project

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.

Pearl Harbor Gram

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.

Acts of Valor Video Contest

Calling all creative high school and college students!

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and Pacific Historic Parks are looking for submissions for a video contest called “Acts of Valor.” We want to hear the untold stories of your friends and family members and how they experienced the Pacific War.