Pearl Harbor Day Observed

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The Athenaeum Local History Department has assembled an exhibit in the case in the Berkshire Authors Room honoring the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, highlighting Pittsfield connections and local news reports. Featured are two young men from Pittsfield who were killed that day; Edward J. Burns who was in charge of a ground crew at the Pearl Harbor base, and Roman W. Sadlowski who was aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma. Included in the exhibit is some wonderful material from extensive WWII notebooks that were kept by the City’s Veteran’s Services Office for many years and  transferred to the Athenaeum this past year in order to make the material more accessible to the public. Also on view are photographs from the library’s Gravelle collection and reproductions of pages from local newspapers.

This display is an effort by the Local History staff  to honor the memory of those who served in WWII and to assure their surviving family members and friends that the service of the members of “The Greatest Generation” is not forgotten

Additional information about  observances and events in remembrance of the anniversary follow.

 

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Pittsfield

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY   http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/news_detail_T3_R780.php

Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
A Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial off of South Street in Pittsfield.  This year marks the 75th anniversary. The Berkshire Veterans Coalition, along with other volunteers, Color Guards, and Honor Guards will be in attendance.

Great Barrington

http://theberkshireedge.com/event/?event_id=MjAyMA%3D&cpage=1 [WWII exhibit in Great Barrington]

Norman Rockwell Museum

http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/news-events/norman-rockwell-in-the-1940s-a-view-of-the-homefront/

Massachusetts

WWII Museum in Natick: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/rare-items-from-day-of-infamy-on-display-in-mass,184156?

National Connections:

http://pearlharbor75thanniversary.com/?gclid=CMuWod_E3dACFUaBswodRbYPXw

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