Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thank a Veteran

The National Museum of the Pacific War is proud to have been chosen to participate in the HBO Pacific Tribute Campaign. HBO is launching a video tribute campaign to honor WWII veterans as well as those men and women who serve in today’s military simultaneously with their new Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman series, The Pacific.

A kiosk has been placed in the lobby of the new George H. W. Bush Gallery at the National Museum of the Pacific War that allows visitors to record a video “thank you” message either for a specific individual or to a general audience of veterans. It is easy to work, all you have to do is press “record” and you can see yourself as it is recording. At the conclusion you have an option to send your recorded message to a specific person. Then, all clips will go to HBO where a body of them will be selected for a montage that will go on HBO’s webpage.

“We’re delighted to be part of this national project to let our troops know how much we appreciate their dedication to serving our country. Our museum is committed to honoring those who served our country in World War II and recognizing the sacrifices and contributions of our active duty service men and women – and their families.” –Helen McDonald, Director of Programs for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation

To make a recording for this campaign, just visit our museum. If you have a webcam and want to do it from home, you can download the widget at http://metv.apsoluta.com/install/pacific_widget.html or go to http://www.nimitz-museum.org/pdf/HBOTributeCampaign_Museum_PressRelease2.pdf for a complete list of museums involved.

“We are honored to help provide an opportunity for friends, family, neighbors and everyday citizens to thank veterans and active duty military members for their service to our country. Our hope is that the faces and voices in these personal video messages will demonstrate the true, heartfelt gratitude our nation owes to the men and women of our armed forces.” –Zach Enterlin, Vice President of Advertising and Promotions for HBO

This is such a great opportunity we have been given. If you’re going to be at the museum between now and the end of May when the kiosk will be taken down, we hope you’ll stop and make a recording.