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Raise The Roof

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HELP US “RAISE THE ROOF” AND SAVE HISTORIC HANGAR 79!

PRESERVING 86,000 SQUARE FEET OF HISTORY

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Our great country is filled with beautiful museums, but Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is the only one that sits on Ford Island, America’s WWII aviation battlefield. All 86,000 square feet of our historic Hangar 79 doesn’t just exist to house history, it is a part of history.

Look up at the bright blue windows, and you’ll see sunlight streaming through 80 year old bullet holes from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Battle-tested, and war torn – Hangar 79 survives today to share its stories, to celebrate our WWII heroes, and to educate the next generation about what took place here at Pearl Harbor and over the waters of the Pacific. Here, the walls DO talk, and so do the windows, floors and every beam and cinder block. Even the roof.

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We need your help to repair the roof of historic Hangar 79.

HELP US “RAISE THE ROOF”

Above all, the purpose of a roof is to protect. As an aircraft maintenance and assembly facility during World War II, Hangar 79 protected the Sailors and Marines who readied the aircraft for vitally important missions, ensuring the safety of their trusting pilots and crewmen.

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Today, that same roof protects dozens of planes that represent a tangible connection between then and now. Every single exhibit housed in Hangar 79 brings the battles and struggles of war to life, but more importantly, they each tell the story of our American heroes who answered the noble call to serve in the name of freedom. What happened in this hangar, on this Island and at Pearl Harbor must never be forgotten.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW—YOUR GIFT TODAY WILL BE DOUBLED!

HELP US HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DEFENDED OUR FREEDOM.

It is our responsibility to protect and preserve history, but we need your help.

After decades of wear and tear, the history ingrained in Hangar 79 is at risk – the roof is in immediate and desperate need of repair. Holes have rusted through the ceiling, letting in harsh elements that contribute to the deterioration of these priceless aircraft and the hangar itself. We need $4 million; we are prepared to act immediately, taking one step at a time to keep this hangar open to the public. Will you help us “raise the roof”?

Don’t let history fade away. Please help us continue to share the stories of our heroes and protect the precious aircraft they used to defend our freedom so that they might inspire generations to come.

Thanks to the support of a generous donor, all contributions up to $1 million will be matched to allow our Museum to continue the vital work of preserving Hangar 79, part of this American WWII aviation battlefield. Your gift today will be doubled, going twice as far to support our work.

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Help us continue to serve as a bridge from the past to the future – for generations to come.

Thank you for your support,
Elissa Lines
Executive Director

P.S. Your gift right now will have double the impact, matched in full until we meet our $1 million challenge.

We invite you to preserve this important piece of history by making a tax-deductible gift this holiday season.

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