Alongside the Japanese Garden of Peace is the Memorial Courtyard. The courtyard is ringed by beautiful old limestone walls that date back to the 1800s and the early days of the old Nimitz Hotel. These cut stone walls are now the Memorial Wall, and hold plaques honoring the contributions of individuals, ships and units during the war in the Pacific. A Memorial Wall Plaque
may be sponsored by an organization or family member through a donation to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.
The Veterans' Walk of Honor paves the path around the courtyard. Namepaver bricks
, available for sponsorship, are inscribed tributes to units, ships and individuals who served in the war and on the homefront.
|MEMORIAL WALL PLAQUE, inscription
They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation -- the obligation to insure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live.
Chester W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral , USN 1885-1966
We invite you to search for and view individual plaques from our Memorial Wall in more detail.