The following interpretive themes have been identified for World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument:
- The diverse and complex impacts of World War II on the people of the Pacific shaped and transformed ways of life.
- The memorials constitute places of remembrance and contemplation of the nature of war and the sacrifices of those who lost their lives during the Pacific War.
- The devastating surprise attack on Oahu compelled the United States into an unprecedented world conflict no one was quite ready for, galvanizing all sides for a long, cruel war.
- The war in the Pacific challenged the resolve, ingenuity, and moral compass of every citizen and soldier. The events deeply changed the world socially, geopolitically, environmentally, and militarily.
- Emerging from the destruction of the war, the world is still struggling to find new meanings of trust, respect, and peace for the future.