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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 emoticon 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.
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    You were in my neck of the woods if you went to the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the Pacific War Museum. It is very well done, and very sobering to those of us old enough to understand. My kids love it too because of all of the neat "stuff". If you are ever out that way again, I recommend the LBJ Ranch. It has a living history farm from the turn of the century. It also gives you a real feel for the Texas Hill Country and for who LBJ was as a person.
    1895 days ago
    I LOVE that museum and have spent many many hours there...
    1898 days ago
    Have you watched the 180 movie? It's amazing that many people don't know who Hitler was or what the Holocaust was... It's bad that too many people don't know and understand the choices made in history.

    Glad you had the opportunity to tour the museum!
    1898 days ago
    Sounds like a definite for our youth.
    1898 days ago
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