POSTED: 7:39 a.m. HST, Apr 5, 2013
Cake, confetti and congratulations greeted the one millionth visitor at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
Ivan and Marie Valencia from Modesto, Calif. and their two sons Hiram (9) and Christopher (5) received a Lifetime Family Membership to the museum as well as gift bags filled with books, aviation gear and aircraft memorabilia.
They were met and congratulated Thursday by Kenneth DeHoff, museum executive director and retired Admiral Ronald Hays, chairman of the museum’s board of directors, and board President Clint Churchill, as well as State Rep. Mark Takai and museum staff.
The museum opened its doors Dec. 6, 2006, and achieved the millionth visitor milestone in fewer than seven years, DeHoff observed.