The Pacific War Exhibit at Cal State East Bay’s Concord Center tells the stories of the men and women whose lives were forever changed by the conflict that raged throughout the Pacific World from 1932 to 1945.
This digital exhibit forms part of a memorial held each December 7th to remember those lost during the battle that precipitated America’s entry into the Second World War. Held in conjunction with California State Parks, the National Park Service, Save Mount Diablo, and the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, the ceremony culminates with the annual lighting of the 100 year old aviation beacon at the top of Mount Diablo.
Recognizing its participation in the annual memorial, in 2020 the Department of the Navy chose Cal State East Bay to house a remnant of the USS Arizona, one of seven U.S. battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor. Scheduled for display in 2022, the artifact is intended to become a central portion of a rotating exhibit highlighting Cal State East Bay student research on the history of the Pacific War and the lessons of its human toll.