Pacific Historic Parks says it has received pledges of more than $200,000 from Hawaii’s tourism industry that will enable the World War II Valor in the Pacific, the USS Arizona Memorial, to remain open through the end of January, despite the current partial government shutdown. 

These funds are in addition to the $126,000 that the State of Hawaii provided when the shutdown began on December 21, 2018.

“The tourism industry’s commitment has and will ensure that Valor – a memorial site, a national cemetery, remains open and accessible for all to honor the heroes of the attack on Pearl Harbor,”, said Aileen Utterdyke, PHP President and CEO. “With our Pearl Harbor Historic Sites partners, we join in expressing our sincere appreciation to all that have made such generous contributions and their steadfast support.”