Founded by a Navy veteran in 1945, U-Haul was forged out of freedom. The DIY moving company is celebrating 75 years of helping families move to a better life by honoring the veterans who defended our way of life in WWII.
With the 75th anniversary of V-J Day on Sept. 2, marking the Allied victory in Japan, U-Haul is sharing stories of its pioneers who fought for our freedom and then helped build and grow an iconic American company that remains a leading veteran-friendly employer today.
U-Haul is currently saluting veterans who served in the Pacific theater (earlier this summer we saluted the men and women of the European theater). These tributes will peak triumphantly with Pacific Aviation Museum’s dedication of the renovated Ford Island Control Tower at Pearl Harbor on Aug. 29. U-Haul Pacific theater veterans’ bios and photos will be displayed in the tower lobby.
The Ford Island Control Tower will offer a new elevator, gifted by U-Haul CEO Joe Shoen, providing public access to the observation deck where America’s lone WWII aviation battlefield can be revered and our heroes remembered.
If your team is planning V-J Day content or sharing veteran stories during this milestone year, please consider our U-Haul tributes and initiatives to honor WWII veterans as the focus of our 75th anniversary. Interviews may be available upon request. Thank you.