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"Rosie the Riveter" Inspiration Has Died

May 11, 2021 ·  
As we watch the number of Pearl Harbor survivors dwindle, we also bid farewell to other icons of the Second World War. The latest World War II hero to pass away wasn’t a member of the Armed Forces that fought in Europe or the Pacific. On the contrary, she became a beloved symbol of many […]
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New Aircraft Carrier To Be Named for Doris Miller

January 20, 2020 ·  
Many of the heroes of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been honored with medals and citations. Some have even had US Navy ships named in their honor. One notable figure from the attack, however, is receiving an unprecedented honor. According to Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, the United States […]
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Battleship Missouri Marked a Major Milestone

January 10, 2020 ·  
On December 28, 2019, the Battleship Missouri marked a major milestone as she welcomed her nine-millionth visitor, a number that shows just how popular Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are. The history of USS Missouri (BB-63) begins not with the attack on Pearl Harbor, but later in the course of the War in the Pacific, when […]
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Discoveries of R/V Petrel in 2019

December 24, 2019 ·  
2019 was a very active year for the Research Vessel Petrel. An ambitious project launched by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, Petrel has continued to search the deep waters of the Pacific even after Allen’s death in October of 2018. Since 2015, R/V Petrel has made many amazing discoveries, including some of the major American and […]
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How Accurate Is the New Midway Movie?

November 26, 2019 ·  
When you immerse yourself in history, it becomes clear how important it is for the theatrical movies that  claim to depict real events to be as accurate as possible. While Hollywood often takes shortcuts to fit within a two-hour run-time, it shouldn’t omit or change key moments if the film is intended to come across […]
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Missing Submarine USS Grayback Located

November 22, 2019 ·  
Over the course of the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy engaged in many deadly encounters. Scattered throughout the Pacific Theater are the sunken remains of ships that didn’t survive the engagements. In recent years, several projects have made it their mission to locate these wrecks. One of the most […]
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Restoring the Battleship Row Mooring Quays

April 11, 2019 ·  
When the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument was created in 2008, it included an often overlooked, albeit hard to miss, piece of Pearl Harbor history. Located along the southeast side of Ford Island in what was known as Battleship Row sit three concrete structures known as mooring quays. Designated as Mooring […]
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Pearl Harbor Welcomes USS Zumwalt

April 08, 2019 ·  
More than 77 years ago, the American naval base at Pearl Harbor was the site of a devastating surprise attack that launched the United States into World War II. In the years since, parts of Pearl Harbor have been dedicated as a national memorial while the rest has remained an active naval base. Pearl Harbor […]
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2018 Pearl Harbor Commemorations Around the US

December 04, 2018 ·  
Every year, we gather as a nation to take a moment and commemorate the lives lost during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a day that changed the nation forever, and the men and women who were there, survivors and casualties alike, became heroes we will never forget. Even 77 years […]
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Royal Hawaiian Band Kicks Off 2018 Commemorations

November 02, 2018 ·  
When the end of the year rolls around, many people become engrossed in the holiday season. At Pearl Harbor, however, there is an event that draws even more attention, one that is deeply rooted in American history. Every year on December 7, thousands of people have gathered to honor and remember those who lost their […]
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