May 02, 2019 4 min read

On the 3rd Saturday of May, Americans honor the men and women who serve in the United States' armed forces. This is a spectacular day to gift someone with a precious tribute to their life's work and sacrifices for their country.

Pearl Harbor National Memorial has a wonderful collection of beautiful gifts that are perfect for any soldier (or Veteran) that you know. All of these items ship from Hawaii, which just makes this list extra special.

1. Flags Flown At Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Receiving a flag flown at Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a one-of-a-kind gift unlike any other. This is where the attack on Pearl Harbor happened on December 7, 1941. It's the defining moment that opened up the path to America's involvement in World War II.

It's also a place of honor, respect, understanding and remembrance. Where bravery took place and quiet recollection happens everyday.

Only a 1,000 flags were flown on December 7 so this is as exclusive and limited as you can get. Or, if you prefer to have your flag flown on a particular date, we can do that, too!

Shop: Flags Flown At Pearl Harbor National Memorial

 

2. Shadowboxes for Flags

If you purchase a flown flag from Pearl Harbor National Memorial, a handsome way to present it is with a shadowbox featuring an etching of the USS Arizona Memorial. We even have a koa wood shadowbox - native Hawaiian wood that is highly coveted for any woodwork.

Our shadowboxes look magnificent on any shelf and is certain to attract the eyes of anyone who walks by.

Shop: Shadowboxes and Flags

 

3. American Tribute Brand

We've partnered with American Tribute Brand and created an exclusive Pearl Harbor line that will impress anyone on Armed Forces Day. From the attack on Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, the range of shirts featuring Pearl Harbor make up a neat collection.

The cool thing about American Tribute Brand is that they're a 100% Veteran-owned company and a portion of the profits go back to the Veteran community to support Veteran initiatives. So an American Tribute Brand gift gives twice!

Shop: American Tribute Brand

 

4. Harley-Davidson And Pearl Harbor Collaboration Shirts

You can't get much more "American" than Harley-Davidson, where the motorcycle culture of lone riders and black leather jackets came to be. It made complete sense for us to collaborate with Harley-Davidson to create an exclusive Harley-Davidson and Pearl Harbor line that you can't get anywhere else in the world.

The "bike that won the war" or Pearl Harbor heroes shirts are very popular and make for a fantastic gift for Armed Forces Day. Besides shirts, we also have hats, pins, patches, keychains and mugs, too - perfect for the Harley-Davidson collector (especially if they love exclusive items!).

Shop: Harley-Davidson Pearl Harbor Collaboration

 

5. Spread Peace With Sadako Sasaki

The true story of Sadako Sasaki is a story of a young girl and world peace. Diagnosed with the A-bomb disease after the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako spent her last days folding 1,000 paper cranes in an effort to make one wish - a wish that has come true.

One of Sadako's final cranes can be found at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, but it's her story that resonates with visitors worldwide. Here at Pearl Harbor, we now have a Peace Crane Project where children from Japan write words of hope and peace on folded cranes and are passed out to Pearl Harbor visitors.

It's a fitting gift for anyone on Armed Forces Day because peace is something we all work towards.

"I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world."

Shop: Sadako Sasaki Collection

 

6. Pearl Harbor Survivor Memorabilia

To be lucky enough to have met a survivor, Pearl Harbor or not, is a spectacular event. Survivors are few and far between and what they have lived through goes beyond what most of us will ever experience.

We have a unique selection of items related to Pearl Harbor survivors and some of them are even autographed. If you know someone who would appreciate this one-of-a-kind gift on Armed Forces Day, definitely check out our Pearl Harbor Survivors Collection.

Shop: Pearl Harbor Survivors Collection

 

7. Pearl Harbor Aloha Shirts

When you think of Hawaiian wear, aloha shirts and muumuus might be the first thing to pop in your head. Our Pearl Harbor aloha shirts are unique and feature real US battleships and World War II planes.

These aloha shirts are really great gifts not just for Armed Forces Day, but also for anyone who adores Hawaii! Imagine wearing this to work on Aloha Friday. Compliments will follow!

Shop: Exclusive Aloha Shirts

 

8. Commemorative Coins

If you're looking for a more serious or formal gift, you're sure to find something in our huge line of commemorative coins. There are so many things about Pearl Harbor that are important to our history as a nation and it's vital that we keep these memories alive for future generations.

Our commemorative coins even make for lovely heirlooms, especially if they come with a certificate of authenticity in a jewelry box. We even have 24 Karat gold commemorative coins that would be great for an Armed Forces Day gift.

Shop: Commemorative Coins

 

9. USS Arizona Memorial Gifts

As the official nonprofit for the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, we have plenty of collectibles featuring the USS Arizona. The ship herself is an American icon and the Arizona Memorial is recognized worldwide. From medallions to artwork to authentic replicas, any of our USS Arizona items would make a fantastic gift for Armed Forces Day.

Shop: USS Arizona Collection

 

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Our staff purchased the flag for our boss! He loved it! Probably the best gift we have given. We appreciate the time Jo gave in making this gift the best! Thank you Jo!

Alive again

I was aware of the WASPs in World War II, but I did not even come close to knowing the acronym (Women Airforce Service Pilots). I learned via this book about the quality and quantity of contributions to the World War II effort, but also about the sacrifices and lack of recognition to them as an organization and as individuals. I observe the quality photographs in this book bring their stories to us as real people of just a generation or so ago. The quality of the book lends itself well to have out on the table so that our guests might ask about it, and we might have an invitation to inform and give a gift from of the past that might inspire us today.

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Putting designs on the BACK of a t-shirt defeats the entire purpose.........put the design on the FRONT of the t-shirt where people can actually see it!!!!!!!! More money wasted.

Just what I wanted

The bracelet is just what I wanted. My mom is dying and one of the last trips we took was to the Arizona Memorial. She lost a brother during WWII, we heard stories about that day

Fantastic customer service!!!

After my flag arrived I called Jo to tell her USPS destroyed the box and it was wet.
Certificate was crumpled and the flag insert torn. Jo immediately packed up a new certificate and flag insert. Took a picture to show me how well it was packaged. Arrived in perfect condition. Jo, I commend you on a job well done!!!
Thank you!