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World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Location Alaska, California & Hawaii, USA
Area 6,310 acres (25.5 km2)
Created December 5, 2008
Visitors 1,751,224 (in 2012)
Governing body National Park Service & Fish and Wildlife Service
Website http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm
The USS Arizona Memorial and the mooring quays of Battleship Row are two of 9 historic and commemorative sites comprising the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is a United States national monument honoring several aspects of American engagement in World War II. It encompasses 9 sites in 3 states totaling 6,310 acres (2,550 ha):

 Hawaii
 Alaska
B-24D Liberator on Atka Island
 California

The monument will be administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The actual wrecks of the Arizona, Utah, and Oklahoma are not parts of the monument, and remain under the jurisdiction of the US Navy.

The monument was created on December 5, 2008, through an Antiquities Act of 1906. The proclamation date was selected in anticipation of the 67th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 2008. This is the first proclamation of a national monument in Alaska since passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) in 1980.[1]

References

  • Proclamation 8327 of December 5, 2008, Establishment of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, 73 FR 75293 (2008-12-10).

Notes

  1. ^ ANILCA requires Congressional ratification of the use of the Antiquities Act for withdrawals of greater than 5,000 acres (20.2 km²) in Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980". Retrieved December 8, 2008. 

External links

  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Official site in Hawaii
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Tule Lake Unit
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Alaska Unit - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Aleutian World War II - National Park Service

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