Pacific War Museum
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
If you live in TX you may know where the Pacific War Museum is located. It is also called The George W Bush Pacific War Museum. When my husband and I first visited this small Hill Country town a couple years ago we asked
What is the Pacific War Museum doing in the middle of Texas? It turns out that this small town is the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, one of the key players in the War, and the one responsible for helping the Japanese rebuild after the USA dropped the nuclear bomb on Japan. Admiral Nimitz also donated a large sum of money to help pay for the museum.
It was very sobering. Every American should be required to visit such a museum. It was very well done. A number of artifacts, a whole submarine, airplanes, history, pictures, films, voices, battles,.
At the end is a film of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and then a video of the surrender of the Japanese Emperor signing the unconditional surrender papers. That is the point when I was finally able to cry. It was so sad.
A sad part of our history. May we never repeat it.