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Remember Pearl Harbor - Save Historic Ford Island Runway
  • Petitioned US Navy, Naval Facilities, JBPHH, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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US Navy, Naval Facilities, JBPHH, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Remember Pearl Harbor - Save Historic Ford Island Runway

    1. Petition by

      Ken DeHoff

      Honolulu, HI


Ford Island is the only Aviation Battlefield in America. It was ground zero on December 7, 1941 when Imperial Japanese Navy forces attacked without warning, an act that brought America into World War II. The Ford Island Runway and the iconic red & white Control Tower, as seen in the movie Pearl Harbor, survived that date which lives in infamy, and were designated as National Historic Landmarks in 1964. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Ford Island one of 11 "Most Endangered Historic Places" in 2001.
The US Navy now plans to cover the 300 foot x 4,000 foot runway with 60,000 black photovoltaic panels and surround this historic space with a 7 foot high fence.

Established in 1919 as the Army's Luke Field, this was one of the first military air fields, this is where Amelia Earhart made her first attempt at flying around the world in 1937, and this is where Americans died on December 7th. This is hallowed ground. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has asked the Navy to move the project further west and off Ford Island in order to preserve this scarred and sacred space.

Help preserve this American Battlefield with your vote to stop this atrocity. Tell the Navy to put the panels on ground that isn’t stained by the blood of Americans.

Recent signatures


    1. Today in the Wall Street Journal:

      Ken DeHoff
      Petition Organizer
      Past and Future Clash at Pearl Harbor

      HONOLULU-The Navy base on Ford Island, the bull's-eye of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor seven decades ago, still bears scars from that day of infamy: The tarmac shows pockmarks from shrapnel, hangar windows contain bullet holes and the airstrip where the Japanese bombed U.S. planes remains eerily intact despite encroaching weeds.

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Navy Considers Other Options

      Ken DeHoff
      Petition Organizer

      The Navy is now willing to consider other locations for its 11mw solar farm, instead of in the middle of this historic battlefield. The victory is for both the Navy and America. Our nation is finding more ways to conserve energy and utilize cost effective alternatives. We must also honor our history never forget the sacrifices made by so many on the sacred ground of Ford Island and its historic runway.


      Ken DeHoff
      Petition Organizer
    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Thank you, Kate Pierpont & Flight Journal!

      Ken DeHoff
      Petition Organizer

      Please read the following article on the subject that just appeared in Flight Journal:


    7. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Benjamin Wojtas CLINTON, MI
      • 10 months ago

      Recognition of the sacrifices made by U.S. personnel during WWII and preservation of a historically significant landmark.

    • Curtis Hall HOUSTON, TX
      • 11 months ago

      This is a historic reminder to all of us about the attack on Pearl Harbor

    • David Powell OCEAN CITY, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      A piece of living history, a link to our heroic warriors of Dec. 7, 1941 and that whole War.

    • christa edam NIJMEGEN, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      This site should be remembered forever!!!! I live in the Netherlands and a lot of young people don't know what the war has been like, because the government demolished a lot of sites that would let us remember. And this site should stay the same for all people to pay respects to those who died here. The men who died at Pearl Harbor didn't fight in the Netherlands as far as I know but they are American men, just as the men who saved us!! Honour them!!!! Don't ruin the place where they died!!!!

    • Ross Nelson AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      This historic location should be left as is. If you had some foresight it could be a wonderful open air operating museum, an attachment to the static air museum next door...


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