End of the Year Gift

Dear Friends and Supporters,

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50 Years Ago

After the death of the venerable Admiral Nimitz, his home community of Fredericksburg, Texas opened the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum in the old Nimitz family hotel on February 24, 1967, the anniversary of his birth. In 1970, the State of Texas took ownership of the burgeoning museum, and in 1971, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established as the 501c3 non-profit to help fund the museum’s aspirational educational mission.



The National Museum of the Pacific War encompasses the original Admiral Nimitz Museum, the George H.W. Bush Gallery, the Nimitz Education and Research Center (NERC), the Japanese Garden of Peace, the Pacific Combat Zone, the Memorial Courtyard, and the Plaza of the Presidents. The institution has risen in recognition and stature, with the NERC recognized as holding one of the largest depositories ofWorldWar II Pacific artifacts and archival material in the world.


The museum’s campus and buildings have grown dramatically, but its purpose and mission remain the same: to advance the understanding and education of future generations about the historical significance and factual record ofWorldWar II; inspire the virtues of honor and patriotism, and; preserve the memory and achievements of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who have served in the armed services of the United States. The museum’s impact is great nearly 150,000 visitors a year, more than 10,000 students and young people, travel its exhibit halls and learn the lessons of that mighty global struggle – World War II. More than a war museum, it is more a museum of the American Spirit and is vitally important to the civic education of our children and grandchildren.


Preparing for the Next 50 Years

Your gift will ensure the success of the next 50 Years of stewardship of America’s story in the Pacific during WWII. Your 2017 end-of-the-year donation, regardless of size, will make an important difference. With its small staff and dedicated volunteers, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation works with an impressive level of efficiency. Charity Navigator regularly recognizes us with its highest “4-Star” rating for our financial accountability and transparency.


What better investment can one make, than in the preservation of the true story of the American spirit and heritage on display in the National Museum of the Pacific War for the next 50 Years - and more - of Americans to come after us. Please fill out and return the enclosed response form. Ten percent of this year’s Annual Appeal will be set aside in the Foundation’s Endowment Fund – a fitting 50th anniversary gift. Thank you for your help, and I look forward to your reply.


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Mike Hagee

General, USMC (Ret)

President and CEO

Admiral Nimitz Foundation

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