Posts by Anna Megan Borthwick

by Anna Megan Borthwick | Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013

History has always been a major interest of mine. I received my bachelor’s degree in history from Chico state in 2011, and went on to gain a masters in historic preservation at University of Oregon, intending to apply my knowledge of history to preserving the raw material of our heritage.

by Anna Megan Borthwick | Posted Monday, August 12, 2013

Aerial photo of the USS Arizona via Wikipedia

In 2008, President George W Bush established WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument which includes sites in Hawaii, California, and Alaska. This set of historic sites reveals a wider more complete story of the War in the Pacific, from the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the segregation of Japanese Americans.

by Anna Megan Borthwick | Posted Friday, August 2, 2013

Entrance to the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

Certain events forever change the course of American history, defining our nation’s identity and future. The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was one such event, leading America into World War II.

Anna Megan Borthwick

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

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  • Position Title
    Multimedia Intern
  • Field Site Name
    WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • Hometown
    Honolulu and San Diego
  • School
    University of Oregon
  • Major
    Masters of Science in Historic Preservation
  • Dream Job
    Cultural Resource Manager
  • If I could pass a law…
    it would establish free higher education in the United States.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    my sisters, always working hard to get where they’re going!
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    An Elephant, Large and in Charge!
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    Sharing the beach with a sunbathing monk seal at Kalaupapa.
  • Favorite Song
    Gods and Monsters, Lana Del Rey
  • Motto
    Eat, Drink and Be Merry

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