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.
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