Nimitz Middle School showcases legacy of its namesake on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Letter from Admiral Chester Nimitz displayed for students to see


SAN ANTONIO – Nimitz Middle School showcased the legacy of Admiral Chester Nimitz on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg and was in the Navy when the Pearl Harbor attacks took place. A letter from Nimitz to the school hangs on the first floor of the building. It was written in 1962 during the school’s dedication.

The letter wasn’t found until crews began to clean up in preparation for the school’s expansion. Students said they feel pride in what their school has become.

"When I walk around this school, I feel proud to go to this school. I feel proud of the history that made this school. I feel proud about what this school has turned into,” said Mya Munoz, Nimitz Middle School student.

Along with the letter, a floor showing the aerial view of current day Pearl Harbor is displayed in the school. There are also naval flags incorporated into the military theme of the school.