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About the foundation

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501 (c)(3) to provide additional development funding for the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, a museum honoring Fredericksburg’s native son and Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, Pacific Ocean Area.

Since then, the Foundation’s efforts have built a well-established and respected institution, which annually welcomes over 100,000 visitors, including about 15,000 middle and high school students from across the state.

The foundation’s Vision

To provide national leadership in articulating the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during World War II and to offer educational platforms for their application to current and future national security issues. To continue to preserve the legacy of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who served in this theater of operations. And, to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present.

The foundation’s mission

In an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation manages and provides financial support to the National Museum of the Pacific War in order to:

• Preserve and exhibit the material history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

• Preserve and exhibit the material history of the war in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II

• Create and participate in programs that honor all veterans past and present, and programs that provide strategic insights into national security issues affecting our country

• Support education concerning the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II

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