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Pearl Harbor could become a national monument
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Pearl Harbor could become a national monument
By Audrey McAvoy - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Jun 1, 2008 12:01:15 EDT

HONOLULU President Bush has asked his defense and interior secretaries to look into designating Pearl Harbor and other historic World War II sites in the Pacific a national monument.

A May 29 presidential memo to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said such status could offer the sites additional protection.

These objects of historical and scientific interest may tell the broader story of the war, the sacrifices made by America and its allies, and the heroism and determination that laid the groundwork for victory in the Pacific and triumph in World War II, Bush said.

The letter, posted on the White House Web site, doesnt say what specific places Bush has in mind aside from Pearl Harbor.

Parts of the naval base are already under some form of protection or have historic designation.


Rest of article at: http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/06/ap_pearlharbor_06...
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