World War II

Pearl Harbor vets honored on 68th anniversary of attack

December 8, 2009, 7:22 am
About 2,000 people and 55 Pearl Harbor survivors attended this morning's 68th anniversary commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. The ceremony at Kilo Pier — with a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the start of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — saw survivors place wreaths for the ships that took the ...

Program announced for 68th commemoration of Pearl Harbor attack

November 30, 2009, 7:26 am
The theme of the 68th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on O'ahu is But Not in Shame: The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor. The National Park Service and the U. S. Navy will host a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the attack at 7:40 a.m. on Dec. 7th at Pearl ...

Park Service to hold hearings on Japanese American internment camps

November 25, 2009, 7:29 am
The National Park Service has scheduled a series of public "listening sessions" for next week to take comments about improving its grant program for preserving historic sites where thousands of Japanese Americans were held against their will during World War II. In 2010, the Park Service will accept grant applications for the second year ...

Obama makes Port Chicago a national park

November 2, 2009, 7:44 am
The site of a World War II explosion that killed 320 people and started the desegregation of the military is now part of the national park system. President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a bill by Rep. George Miller, giving the Park Service control of the Port Chicago Naval Magazine Memorial and making it ...

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