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
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. Continue reading Acts of Valor Video Contest
Lee Cobb, as he preferred to be called, lived a full and comprehensive life during those 84 years, a life filled with achievements and service. Continue reading Dwight LeRoy Cobb (1932-2016)