Cartier, Hagee, Jolly, and Stevenson

From left are Rorie Cartier, director of the National Museum of the Pacific War; Gen. Mike Hagee, president and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation; Lloyd Jolly, Volunteer of the Year; and Karen Stevenson, manager of volunteers.


FREDERICKSBURG — The National Museum of the Pacific War recognized Lloyd Jolly as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year last Thursday at their Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Das Peach Haus. The Volunteer of the Year is chosen by recommendation from the staff and by adding up hours volunteered during the year. 

“Each year for the last 15 years, the National Museum of the Pacific War has recognized a Volunteer of the Year. Every one of them has embodied exceptional service and care,” said Karen Stevenson, manager of volunteers. “He’s always willing to be of service, represents productivity at its best and maintains a positive attitude and motivates others to do the same; he supports and respects fellow volunteers and museum staff; and whether at the museum or out in the community, he’s an amazing ambassador for us all. He takes such pride in being a member of the NMPW community — and that pride makes him one of our best recruiters. We’re proud to add his name to the NMPW Volunteer of the Year plaque that will hang in the renovated Nimitz Gallery.” 

Jolly has logged more than 1,200 hours since he started volunteering at the museum. 

“The staff at the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War would like to thank Lloyd for his dedicated service to the museum and its mission,” a foundation spokesman said in a press release. 

Anyone interested in volunteering at the museum is asked to contact Karen Stevenson at 830-997-8600, ext. 223, or by email at

The National Museum of the Pacific War, founded in 1967, is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. The museum annually welcomes more than 100,000 visitors, including at least 15,000 students from across the state. 

The museum sits on 6 acres in downtown Fredericksburg and features three galleries with more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space, 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts, 15 macro-artifacts and hundreds of photographs. 

The museum is a Texas Historical Commission Property, managed and supported by The Admiral Nimitz Foundation. The Nimitz Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation established in 1971 to provide additional development funding for the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, a museum honoring Fredericksburg’s native son and Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, Pacific Ocean Area. 

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