World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, in partnership with Pacific Historic Parks and the Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI), has been selected as one of 20 national parks to compete for a portion of $2 million in preservation funding.
To help restore one of the historic Battleship Row Mooring Quays at Pearl Harbor, the team is requesting $250,000 from this grant. The mooring quays are the last structures remaining from the attack on Pearl Harbor and without restoration, the quays may continue to deteriorate, resulting in structural failure and the loss of a vital piece of history.
The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with the non-profit CPI on this five-year restoration project, beginning in 2016 – the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. CPI is a concrete repair expert organization and approved Career Skills Program for the US Army that is available to members of all military branches. The program provides opportunities for military personnel to learn hands-on management and construction trades and make connections for jobs as they transition to the civilian workforce.
Public online voting will determine the grant winner. Supporters can vote daily from now until July 5, 2016 and can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Yellowstone National Park (courtesy of National Geographic).
To vote, visit voteyourpark.org, login with your email or Facebook, and vote for daily. Make sure to spread the word and tell your friends as well as share on social media using #voteyourPearlHarbor.
The national grant competition is sponsored by Partners in Preservation, a partnership between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.