Alaska Veterans Museum

Military History – Veteran’s Stories

Alaska Veterans Museum & tour by Curator Jann on PBR

Alaska Veterans Museum & tour by Curator Jann on PBR

Jann, our Alaska Veterans Museum (AVM) curator and volunteer coordinator, did an interview with Alaska Public Radio just prior to the 2024 Memorial Day Weekend.  This interview provides valuable information about the AVM and also a brief tour of our 10 rooms and 2400...
Most Awesome Alaska Veterans Memorial (Byers Lake)

Most Awesome Alaska Veterans Memorial (Byers Lake)

Byers Lake is a must visit especially with Denali, Foraker and Hunter and the rest of the Alaska range extremely viewable on a clear day especially from the South lookout just beyond Mary’s Cafe (mile 135/6).  Located at Parks highway mile marker 147 and the...
This day in history – July 21, 1965

This day in history – July 21, 1965

With Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara back from a visit to Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson begins a weeklong series of conferences with his civilian and military advisers on Vietnam. He also met with private citizens that he trusted during this period....
This day in history – July 19, 1941

This day in history – July 19, 1941

July 19, 1941 – At midnight there is a BBC broadcast by “Colonel Britton” urging the creation of resistance forces with the slogan “V for Victory.” The BBC has been introducing programs to Europe with the Morse signal for V for some time. Following this...

This day in history – July 22, 1945

US Task Force 92 bombards Paramushiro in the Kurile Islands. During the night (July 22-23), 9 American destroyers penetrate Tokyo Bay under the cover of a storm and attack a Japanese convoy. Other Allied task forces are being resupplied in the largest resupply at sea...