Honor our nation’s servicemen, women

AUSTIN — With the approach of Memorial Day on May 31, take time this month to remember the heroic servicemen and women who gave their lives defending our country.

To pay tribute to those who ser ved, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) encourages travelers to visit the recently reopened Nat iona l Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated to telling the real story of the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Located on a six-acre site in Fredericksburg, the museum features the new George H.W. Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans’ Walk of Honor and Memorial Wall, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies.

In remembrance of veterans throughout the state, thematic travel guides dedicated to Texas’ involvement in the Civil War and World War II direct heritage travelers to significant historic sites, including Galveston, the site of the 1863 Battle of Galveston that ended Union occupation of the port. Climb aboard the USS Lexington in Cor pus Chr isti, the nation’s longest-serving aircraft carrier and the last of the World War II-era Essex Class.

To learn more about the National Museum of the Pacific War visit www.texashistoricsites. com.

To download or request a copy of the THC’s Texas in World War II and Texas in the Civil War travel guides visit www.thc.state. or call 866-276-6219.

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