80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor


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MAUI BREWING COMPANY HONORS 80th ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR Collaborates with chula vista brewery and best defense foundation on special release beer. Kihei, Hawaii (November 23, 2021) – This December 7th marks the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “A date which will live in infamy,” as famously quoted by then American President Franklin D. Roosevelt. To commemorate the event, Maui Brewing [...]

Best Defense Foundation to send WWII vets to Hawaii for 80th Pearl Harbor Anniversary – KUSI News Article

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In honor of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group called “The Best Defense Foundation” is helping veterans get closure. Donnie Edwards, Founder of The Best Defense Foundation, joined KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries on Good Evening San Diego to discuss the event. The group plans to send 60+ WWII veterans with a trip to Hawaii with the hopes of bringing them closure. Five [...]

Born Primitive – VETERANS DAY

Born Primitive is proud to donate 100% of today’s profits to four charities that support our veteran community including the Best Defense Foundation. Thank you to all of our Veterans, and we would also like to give equal thanks to all the military spouses who sacrifice so much while their significant other is away from home serving their country. With your help, we can reach our goal of [...]

80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor – Battlefield Return Program

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, we are providing 50+ WWII Veterans with a once in a lifetime experience and bringing them closure by returning them to Hawaii. The Best Defense Foundation ensures that any WWII veteran who wants a measure of closure or the recognition he so richly deserves has an opportunity to return to his battlefield, all at ZERO EXPENSE to them.

History of Pearl Harbor

HISTORY OF PEARL HARBOR The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States (a neutral country at the time) against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 08:00, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' formal entry into World War II the next day. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation and Operation AI, and as Operation Z [...]

Remembering Pearl Harbor Survivor Stu Hedley

Remembering Pearl Harbor Survivor Stu Hedley "Remember Pearl Harbor and keep America alert!" These words could be heard like a thunderstrike if you were anywhere within earshot of Stu Hedley. To know we will never get to hear his enthusiastic exclamations, especially him shouting "Stay in school" to young people, is incredibly difficult for us. On August 4th, we received the heartbreaking news that [...]


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