Web Extra: The National Museum of the Pacific War
A Pacific WWII Veteran visits Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War with his son
This spring, Dr. Smith visited the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg with his son, Texas Highways photo editor Griff Smith.
Dr. Smith’s recollections of the war were poignant, powerful, and perceptive; his thoughts on the museum and his recent visit were glowing and positive, and he recommended it to one and all. “A really magnificent place. The displays are marvelous. It also explains the period before the war and reasons for the war … I think it’s a seminal exhibition for teachers and their students, as well as everyone else, whether they’re passionate about history or not … My visit was very gratifying. I recommend the museum highly. It’s extremely well done, and fascinating to see what they’ve put together … I believe Admiral Nimitz and General Vandergriff were both geniuses … Thanks to the G.I. Bill, I was able to finish college and medical school.”
We sincerely thank Dr. Smith and veterans everywhere for their service, bravery, and sacrifice.
See the feature on Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War in the July 2010 issue of Texas Highways.
From the June 2012 issue.