World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

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World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
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Location Alaska, California & Hawaii, USA
Area 6,310 acres (25.5 km2)
Created December 5, 2008
Visitors 1,751,224 (in 2012)
Governing body National Park Service & Fish and Wildlife Service
Website http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm
The USS Arizona Memorial and the mooring quays of Battleship Row are two of 9 historic and commemorative sites comprising the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.

The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is a United States national monument honoring several aspects of American engagement in World War II. It encompasses 9 sites in 3 states totaling 6,310 acres (2,550 ha):

 Hawaii
 Alaska
B-24D Liberator on Atka Island
 California

The monument will be administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The actual wrecks of the Arizona, Utah, and Oklahoma are not parts of the monument, and remain under the jurisdiction of the US Navy.

The monument was created on December 5, 2008, through an executive order issued by President George W. Bush under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. The proclamation date was selected in anticipation of the 67th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 2008. This is the first proclamation of a national monument in Alaska since passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ ANILCA requires Congressional ratification of the use of the Antiquities Act for withdrawals of greater than 5,000 acres (20.2 km²) in Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980". Retrieved December 8, 2008. 

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