On Monday, April 30, The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, held a rededication ceremony for the Japanese Garden of Peace, which was a gift from the people of Japan to the people of America in honor of the friendship between Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Admiral Heihachiro Togo.
This friendship between then-Ensign Nimitz and Admiral Togo started when they met in Tokyo at a reception honoring Admiral Togo and his victory at the Battle of the Sea of Japan in 1905. This friendship continued through Admiral Togo’s death in May 1934, where then-Captain Nimitz and his entire crew marched in Admiral Togo’s funeral. Admiral Nimitz was also instrumental in saving Admiral Togo’s flagship, the Mikasa, from destruction after World War II.
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