December 7th will mark the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II, the defining event of the 20th Century.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated that December 7, 1941 was “a date that will live in infamy” and no one who was alive on that day has forgotten. 16 million served in the armed forces of the United States, 400,000 died and all supported the war effort from home.
Join us on Saturday, December 10th, to commemorate this historic 70th anniversary. Let’s make sure that we remember December 7, 1941 as an important day in American history. Presentation of the Colors will begin at 3pm.
70th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 3pm
Wings Over Alma Visitor Center
118 N Main Street
Do you have stories of WWII? Do you have artifacts or souvenirs of WWII tucked away in your closet or a trunk? Bring your stores and things along and join in an open-discussion hosted at Wings Over Alma Visitor Center. We welcome all WWII survivors to join us as well as the general public. Mr. Bergie Ritscher, will start off the discussion as he shares stories and video footage of his days as a WWII B25 pilot. Mr. Ritscher is also sharing a Japanese newspaper from 1941 with photos of Pearl Harbor and the destruction.
Fewer than 2 million WWII veterans are living today. The youngest are in their 80s. We lose almost 1,000 daily. Take this opportunity to spend a Saturday afternoon to honor our WWII veterans and listen to stories from the people who lived through the time and personally thank them for their service.
The Alma Area Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization that promotes and supports the civic and business wellbeing of our community! For more information please visit our website at www.almawisconsin.com” www.almawisconsin.com or contact the Visitor Center at 608-685-3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.