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  • National Mall DDay Ceremony
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    National Mall D-Day Ceremony

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a ceremony at the memorial on the National Mall.

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  • DDay 70th Anniversary Commemoration
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    D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    A ceremony was held at the National World War II memorial to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Professor Craig Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the…

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  • Understanding Combat and Fallen World War II Soldiers
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    Understanding Combat and Fallen World War II Soldiers

    Professor John McManus presented an illustrated lecture titled, “The Fallen American Soldiers of World War II: Their World of Combat.” This was part of a lecture series marking the 150th…

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  • US Navy Marks 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
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    Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Commemoration

    The National Park Service and U.S. Navy hosted a 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Admiral Harris delivered the keynote address…

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  • Tour of Pearl Harbor Memorials
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    Pearl Harbor Attack and Memorials

    Daniel Martinez gave a tour of some of the Pearl Harbor attack sites and memorials on the island of Oahu that are part of the National Park Service World War II Valor in the Pacific…

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  • Pearl Harbor Attack Civilian Survivors
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    Pearl Harbor Attack Civilian Survivors

    Civilians talked about their experiences when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Topics included what life was like on Oahu before the war. Mr. Martinez moderated. This was a portion of…

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  • Pearl Harbor Oral Histories Part 2
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    Pearl Harbor Oral Histories, Part 2

    Oral history interviews from civilian and military survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks of December 7, 1941, recorded by the National Park Service.

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  • Pearl Harbor Oral Histories Part 1
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    Pearl Harbor Oral Histories, Part 1

    Oral history interviews from civilian and military survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks of December 7, 1941, recorded by the National Park Service.

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  • World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Flyover
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    World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Flyover

    Dozens of World War II aircraft participated in a flyover following a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The aircraft flew in 15 separate formations…

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  • World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Ceremony
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    World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Ceremony

    Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at a ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Speakers included White…

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  • World War II Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony
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    Veterans Day Ceremony at World War II Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the…

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  • VJ Day Observance at the WWII Memorial
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    Victory Over Japan Observance

    World War II veterans and family members commemorated the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, called VJ Day. George Prescott Bush, grandson of President George H.W. Bush,…

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  • Veterans Day Ceremony at WWII Memorial
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    Veterans Day Ceremony at WWII Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S.…

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  • Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
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    Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony

    Veterans and their families gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld, gave the keynote address and…

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  • Attack on Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station
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    Attack on Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station

    J. Michael Wenger talked about Japanese attack on the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu a few minutes before Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. Mr. Wenger used many photographs…

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  • Pearl Harbors Enduring Legacy
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    Pearl Harbor's Enduring Legacy

    Daniel Martinez moderated a discussion of the legacy of Pearl Harbor and commemoration of the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack. “The Verdict of History and The Enduring Legacy” was a program of…

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  • Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemoration

    Navy officials and others commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Secretary Mabus spoke and letters from Secretaries Panetta and Salazar and…

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  • The Mystery of Radar in Hawaii
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    The Mystery of Radar in Hawaii

    Historian Harry Butowsky discussed “The Mystery of Radar in Hawaii.” In 1941 radar was a new technology that was being utilized at Pearl Harbor, but the infrastructure surrounding its monitoring was not fully…

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  • Pearl Harbor Attack Military Survivors
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    Pearl Harbor Attack Military Survivors

    Jack Hammett talked about his experiences as a doctor at the U.S. Naval Hospital when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Mr. Martinez moderated. This was a portion of a panel of…

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  • 69th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony
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    69th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony

    The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy held a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. The ceremony also dedicated the new Pearl…

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