In the Kalaupapa cemetery records, the Japanese grave markers written in kanji are simply noted with “O.C.” for Oriental characters. For more than 80 years the markers went untranslated until one spring day in April, 2016. Continue reading Translating Japanese Grave Markers
ParkEDU, a program funded entirely by Pacific Historic Parks, engaged a total of 29,568 students from 536 schools and youth groups this past school year. Continue reading ParkEDU Update
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!
My name is Donald Stratton, USS Arizona survivor, one of six remaining. The 75th Anniversary is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to seeing my shipmates again. Continue reading Pearl Harbor Gram
On June 23, the only three known Pearl Harbor Survivors living in Nebraska met at the Heartland Veterans Memorial at South Park in Central City, Neb., for a reunion — to be honored for their service to their country. Continue reading Nebraska’s Remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors Honored
“Eternal rest grant unto them and let perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace.” Continue reading Prayer for the Dead
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 the USS Sacramento was tied up to a dock in Pearl Harbor. I was two decks below reading the Sunday newspaper. Occasionally I would peer through the porthole to watch harbor activity and to admire the battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. They were lined up in two rows abreast and, this morning, were preparing for church services. Even though I was little more than a recruit, I was so very proud to be a part of the U.S. Navy, the greatest Navy in the world according to the military experts of the time and to 19-year-old Jack H. Moore, Seaman 2/c. Continue reading My Most Memorable Experience
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