In 2017 schools were asked to create video documentaries. The result was videos with different perspectives featuring a wide range of aspects of the Pacific conflict, which you can see below.
Youth Ambassador Program
Another part of War and Peace in the Pacific 75 is the Youth Ambassador program, where selected students go to destinations of significance to commemorate and learn.
Youth Ambassadors 2017: Destination Hawaii
In 2017, three Friendship Youth Ambassadors were chosen to represent each country after video applications, and then flown to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, to take part in a Friendship Ceremony on December 7, 2017, the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbour.
The event was a great success, featuring a range of activities, including joining other ceremonies marking 75 years of War and Peace in the Pacific, and the Blackened Canteen Ceremony, trips to nearby paticipating schools and a night on the USS Missouri.
In 2018, the destination for the next round of Youth Ambassadors will be Australia, and in 2019 the planned (but not confirmed) destination is Japan.
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Youth Friendship Ceremony
On December 7, 2017 students from Australia, Japan and the USA participated in a ceremony to commit to friendship and peace in the Pacific. Click here to see the certificate they signed.
The three youth ambassadors participated in a range of activities, including a visit to Hawaiian school Aliamanu Middle School.
Youth Ambassador Applications: 2017
Here are the video applications of the three Youth Ambassadors who attended the Youth Friendship Ceremony on December 7, 2017 at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.
Millicent Sarginson: Australia
Nanari Minegishi: Japan
Sara Cole: USA
2017: STUDENT FILMS
Below are all the films submitted in the inaugural year of War and Peace in the Pacific 75. First off, a compilation of all films submitted to get an introduction to the wide range of subjects covered.
Short Compilation: An Introduction
Analy High School, USA: The Bombardment of Elwood
Amaroo School, Canberra, Australia: The Bombing of Darwin
Academy of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, USA: Battle of the Coral Sea
Academy of the Canyons' local newspaper, Santa Clarita Valley's The Signal, has a cheer squad for the War and Peace in the Pacific 75: read their article on the making of this video here, and their Youth Ambassadors' trip to Hawaii here.
The Franciscan School, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: The USA and Australian Alliance
Central Union High School, El Centro California, USA: Battle of Midway
Aliamanu Middle School, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, USA: Jimmy Lee 1:1
Lake Macquarie High, NSW, Australia: War and Peace in the Pacific 75 Project
Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School, Sendai, Japan: War and Peace in the Pacific 75 Project