Monday, December 7, 2015

Remember December 7

Today, we remember Pearl Harbor.

Propaganda poster issued by the United States Office of War Information.
"Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly twenty American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration with just one dissenting vote. Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, and again Congress reciprocated. More than two years into the conflict, America had finally joined World War II."  Learn More
The Museum of World Treasures houses artifacts from almost every major American War since the American Revolution, including World War II. Visit today to remember Pearl Harbor and learn more about this time in history. For more information about the educational programs and exhibits at the Museum, please call 316.263.1311.

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