Save Home of the Brave!

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Support the REMEMBER HONOR SALUTE  Foundation and help save the Home of the Brave Museum!

With the help of our Pearl Harbor Survivors in 1991, Janet & Glen Tomlinson created Home of the Brave Tours & Museum, a one-of-a-kind WWII Military Base Tour along with the largest private collection of 1940's memorabilia in the Pacific. As curators of this extensive collection, the Tomlinsons have received numerous awards and accolades for their work in educating the public about the rich heritage, sacrifices and traditions of the United States military.

The Home of the Brave Museum is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of artifacts, stories, and memories of our American Military that fought to save our country and liberate the world during our darkest hours. The extensive collection exists to preserve wartime legacies, as well as to honor the sacrifice and victory of our nation’s great servicemen and women. Our goal is to maintain the extensive collection and expand the property into an interactive learning center to further promote awareness, gratitude, and documentation of America's military heritage for public interest and educational purposes.

Experiencial hands-on history for all ages.

Last year, the revenue needed to operate the museum was cut off due to the termination of our exclusive military base tour.  This was due to security concerns from Homeland Security & increased competition from larger tour operators who offer larger commission structures to the sales agents selling and promoting Pearl Harbor Tours.  Our five star "mom & pop" tour operation just couldn't compete with the "big boys"...

We started a brewpub called the Home of the Brave Brewseum next door to generate income for the museum.  Although it's ranked the number one brewpub in Honolulu, unfortunately due to its seating capacity, the Brewseum cannot sustain both the pub and museum.   Presently the museum is open for walk-in tours three times a week and we generate a minimal amount of revenue - not enough to support operational expenses.

Our Remember Honor Salute Foundation, allows funds to be used for location up-keep and program expansion to enhance the visitor experience and continue to support today’s and tomorrow’s veterans.  

The Foundation offers exciting and engaging ways to delve into Hawaii’s history as well as educational and entertainment opportunities for school groups, senior centers, local, military, and island visitors. 

We need EVERYONES help to save this Museum for our children and future generations! “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman

Our family has worked diligently for the past year to try and save the museum. We are running out of time and are calling for all Patriotic Americans & our Allies to unite and fight to preserve the legacy of our Greatest Generation.

This is NOT ancient history - the battles fought and won by our military echo through everything that we enjoy today and continue to pump through the veins of todays military men and women.

Please join us and pass the word on to everyone you know about our fight! We can win this battle together.

This is YOUR history - This is AMERICA’S history - UNITED we stand!

No pulling punches - We need money & we need hard workers.

Rally the troops to make this succeed for our community, our country,  and our families.

Mahalo for your valuable consideration!


Glen F. Tomlinson
Founder & President
Home of the Brave

We are a Public Charity 509 (a) (2)
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This weekend we commemorated the 77th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. I escorted two lovely ladies who were 9 & 10 years old on 12/07/1941 here on Oahu. Joan Rodby & Nancy Pfleuger have vivid memories of that "Day of Infamy". We also shared some time with Commander John Mathrusse - Ford Island 12/07/1941. John was waiting for his ship - the Carrier USS Enterprise to arrive at Pearl that fateful day and helped save sailors blown off the ships tied up along battleship row. John has been instrumental in "Rallying the Troops" to support the Remember Honor Salute Foundation & HOTB Museum! Herbert Elfring joined us in the Wiki Waki Woo 12/07/2018 and ran security. He was strafed by the attacking Japanese aircraft while manning the Anti-Aircraft, 251st Coast Artillery!
We're so fortunate to have all of you and these American Legends join us in our Mission to Remember the Battle, Honor the Sacrifice, and Salute the Brave!!!
Aloha, Glen
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Aloha Home of the Brave Supporters!
As we head into the Holidays, its time to send a BIG MAHALO to all our Friends & Family who support our Remember Honor Salute Foundation and Home of the Brave Museum. Without your help, we would have had to close the museum last December. Now the State of Hawaii has shared in your support by validating our mission to preserve the legacy of our Greatest Generation with a GIA (Grant in Aid) to keep the lights on for another year. Our goal is to carry the momentum forward and build a sustainable business model in a location that will enable us to fulfill our long term goals. We are looking for a site (existing building or plot of land) to build a permanent home for the collection while expanding our food and beverage options to attract a larger audience. Our family has built the Home of the Brave to educate, entertain, and inspire our present & future generations of the service & sacrifices made by our brave men & women in the armed forces. If you have not visited lately, come see why our former mayor called us "Honolulu's Best Kept Secret".
Attached are some pics of our participation in the 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice Day/ Veterans Day & support of Kalakaua Middle School student's history project.
Thanks again for your continued help & support. Janet & I look forward to seeing you in the Museum & Wiki Waki Woo soon!!!
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Apologize for the radio silence recently.

I’m sad to report that our Remember Honor Salute Foundation’s Honorary Chairman Bill Paty passed away. Bill was a great friend and inspiration behind Home of the Brave Tours & Museum. He epitomized the values and character of whats been called our Greatest Generation. From his historic jump on D-Day through his career and life in the islands, Bill led by example. Like so many WWII Veterans that joined our mission to preserve the legacy and stories of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coastguardsmen, & National Guard, Bill did not like being called a Hero. He would tell you that the real heroes were the ones that didn’t make it home. My admiration for Bills courage, outstanding achievements, and his humble & noble qualities made him an AMERICAN HERO and a living treasure for Hawaii. Bill will be missed - his quiet yet powerful philosophy of family & service to others now lives on in the many lives that he touched and help shape. Rest in peace my friend. Thanks for the memories!

In other news, we finally received word from the State of Hawaii that our Remember Honor Salute Foundation has been awarded a state grant. This will help support the museum with operational expenses for the next year.

Without all of YOUR support, we would not be able to continue our mission to keep the museum alive. We now have to focus on a strong business model to secure future funding and long-term sustainability. We can't do it alone & I'm always open for suggestions.

THANK YOU ALL for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon in the Museum & Brewseum.

Mahalo & Aloha, Glen
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Apologies for the radio silence over the past couple months. Quick update on what we've been up to:
With the help of our Home of the Brave Crew - Janet, Martin Arevalo, Kevin Ericson, Shou Yaguchi, Helix Electric, and our "Good Doctor" Keith, we've been keeping the home fires burnin & working on getting the narration stations completed so our guests can actually hear about the collection while enjoying the museum. We're in the home stretch now of production and hope to have the stations up and running within the week (both English & Japanese translation).
This Wednesday, we will commemorate the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. Every June 6th , I visit our Honorary Chairman Bill Paty to Thank him for his inspiration to keep the flame burning for our WWII Veterans. Bill visited the museum recently and donated the $ to have a beautiful custom flag case built for our Pearl Harbor flag. Check out the photo attached. You gotta come see it - its awesome!!!

Thank you all for your continued support of Home of the Brave. Words can't express our gratitude to our many friends and family that have helped keep the museum lights on. Our numbers have been increasing as the word is slowly getting out to both our local and island visitors about our hidden gem. Please continue to tell your friends to come in for a visit.

Until next time - REMEMBER HONOR SALUTE! gt
Bill Paty - 74th Anniversary D-Day
Pearl Harbor Flag case donated by Bill
Bill Paty - Honorary Chairman HOTB
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