One Millionth Visitor Gets Lavish Reception Today at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor welcomed its 1,000,000th visitor today, the Valencia family from Modesto, CA. Mr. Ivan Valencia and Mrs. Mari Valencia and their two children Hiram, 9 and Christopher, 5, received four gift bags filled with books, aviation gear, aircraft memorabilia, plus a Lifetime Family Membership to the Museum.

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They were greeted with a balloon, confetti and cake reception, and congratulations from Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, Museum Chairman of the Board ADM Ronald Hays, USN (Ret), Museum Board President Clint Churchill, State Representative Mark Takai, and Museum staff.  Rep. Takai presented a certificate from the Hawaii State Legislature, congratulating the Museum on this auspicious milestone.

"We opened our doors December 6, 2006 and achieved this monumental visitor number in less than seven years," said Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff. "I'm extremely pleased and proud of our staff who've worked so diligently to make Pacific Aviation Museum a must visit Hawaii destination."

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

Anne Murata, Director of Marketing 
808-441-1013; 808-375-9577 (cell)  

James Koivunen, Marketing Coordinator
808-441-1011; 808-264-4555

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