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Wilde About Texas: National Museum of the Pacific War
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The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg is the perfect place to celebrate Memorial Day.
The museum was established in 1964 as the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, named after five-star Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz who was born in Fredericksburg. Nimitz led American naval forces in the Pacific during World War II.
"Memorial Day is about remembering them and honoring their service, and that's what we do here an the National Museum of the Pacific War," Gen. Michael Hagee, USMC (Ret) said.
Gen. Hagee says it's important to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom as well as honor those who continue to do so today.
"It's really what gave us this country that we have today, gave us the freedoms that we have today, the liberty that we have today, the ability to do almost whatever we want," he said.
This weekend, the museum will host re-enactments of a Pacific battle as a part of its living history program.
Watch this week’s edition of “Wilde About Texas” to learn more.