For Immediate Release - May 11, 2020

Fredericksburg, Texas -- The National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW) invites the community to attend its Memorial Day program online. Due to precautions being taken at the Museum regarding large public gatherings, this year’s Memorial Day program will be digital. This event is also free and will air on Memorial Day at 10:00 A.M. Details for viewing will be posted on the Museum’s blog next week.

Following current health agency recommendations as well as its own safety precautions for staff and visitors, the annual, onsite Memorial Day program will not be held this year. Instead, the Museum is producing a 15-minute video program that will feature a brief welcome by Michael Hagee, General, USMC (retired), a short keynote by Cindy Martin, President of Gold Star Mothers of Texas/Oklahoma, a video message montage, and Taps performed by Bill Smallwood. Watch for details on how to access the program on the Museum’s blog.

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About the National Museum of the Pacific War
The National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW), founded in 1967, is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. The Museum annually welcomes more than 100,000 visitors, including at least 15,000 students from across the state. The museum sits on six acres in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas featuring three galleries with more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space, 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs.
The Museum is a Texas Historical Commission Property, managed and supported by The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit

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Ruth Ann Hattori
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