Wedbush Supports Honolulu’s Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Honors Admiral Ronald J. Hays

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Founder and President Edward Wedbush and Jean Wedbush support museum with surprise donation to help fund new hangars and additional exhibits; Wedbush’s Honolulu office, which opened in 1969, continues its long-standing tradition of providing differentiated wealth management services to Hawaii residents

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Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading, award-winning financial services providers, recently welcomed ambassadors from Honolulu’s Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor to its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. Attendees included Hawaiian Residents Admiral Ron Hays United States Navy (ret), who serves as the museum’s Chairman of the Board, and Museum Board President Clinton Churchill as well as the Museum’s Southern California Regional Director Gary Steinhauer. The group was presented with a surprise donation from Edward and Jean Wedbush in conjunction with WEDBUSHCares, the firm’s corporate giving program dedicated to supporting the communities it serves.

The donation was prompted by Wedbush’s deep history in Hawaii, as its Honolulu location is one of the firm’s founding offices which opened in 1969. The funds will help to restore historic World War II hangars that will house additional exhibits focused on military aviation conflicts. Following the presentation, Admiral Hays shared experiences from his 38 years of Navy service with Wedbush colleagues. He emphasized the importance of preserving history and providing recognition for the heroes of Pacific aviation by making educational opportunities, noting “the financial support for these objectives reveals a patriotic attitude at Wedbush.”

The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor currently houses a 42,000 square foot hangar with exhibits including General Doolittle’s B-25B Mitchell used for an air strike in 1942, an SBD Dauntless from the Battle of Midway, an F-4F Fighter as well as nearly 40 additional vintage aircrafts, equipment, photographs and other rare artifacts and memorabilia from the era.

“Visitors of the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor are walking through a history of heroes,” said Edward Wedbush, Founder and President of Wedbush Securities. “Jean and I are proud to help the museum expand its collections of Pacific aviation relics for all to experience.”

Wedbush Private Client Services Group provides differentiated wealth management services with more than 100 registered offices nationwide. Wedbush Financial Advisors are dedicated to clients’ financial success, establishing relationships built on trust, supported by a firm built on experience, stability and innovation. Wedbush’s Honolulu office is located at 201 Merchant Street, Suite 2200, (808) 536-4579.

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About Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history. To make a donation please contact Carol Arnott, Director of Development (808) 441-1006. Follow us on Twitter @PacificAviation.

About Wedbush Securities
Founded in 1955, Wedbush Securities is a leading financial firm that provides brokerage, clearing, investment banking, equity research, public finance, fixed income sales and trading, and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 registered offices, the firm focuses on relentless service, client financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology. Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of holding company WEDBUSH, Inc., which also includes affiliated firms Wedbush Bank, Wedbush Capital Partners, Wedbush Opportunity Partners, Wedbush Asset Management and Lime Brokerage LLC. Follow us on Twitter @Wedbush.

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