National WWII Museum - In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered reflects on the devastating events of December 7, 1941. By spurring the US Congress to declare war on Japan and serving as a rallying cry for the US war effort, the attack on Pearl Harbor has become known as a catalyst for America’s entry into World War II—and focal point when considering their actions during the war.
Rather than concentrate on the events of the day, this new special exhibit examines how the attack has been remembered both during the war and since. Utilizing artifacts, images, oral histories, and video productions, Infamy encourages visitors to think beyond what they already know about the infamous day and consider it as a part of the whole—the timeline that led up to it, the American identity still shaped by it, and even other moments since that have inspired similar unity across our nation.
Most of all, the exhibit seeks to provide visitors with new insights and personal reflections regarding one of the most consequential events in American history. It will be on display in The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery from November 17, 2021 through June 26, 2022.
In the exhibit, visitors will also learn about the stories of heroes like Doris “Dorie” Miller, the first Black American to be awarded the Navy Cross. Miller served on the USS West Virginia as a mess attendant third class and showed extraordinary bravery during the attack, shooting down Japanese planes, carrying the ship’s dying captain to safer shelter and pulling scores of sailors to safety from the oil laden water.
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