Special Event Registration | Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary: Passing the Torch of History

Until September 11, 2001, Pearl Harbor was the deadliest attack on American soil, with 2,403 Americans killed. After this event on December 7, 1941, a "date which will live in infamy," the United States entered World War II. Men and women from the United States answered the call and enlisted/were drafted in the military, worked on the homefront, and made sacrifices to help the United States to victory in 1945. 

Please join us as the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, in partnership with Redwood Educational Technologies and CAF Airbase Georgia, commemorate the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor by participating in a live panel event and free digital resources.


Register for free, digital resources about Pearl Harbor (click here)!

(A link with your free resources will appear immediately after submitting registration)

At 1:00 p.m. EST, on December 7th, we will be hosting a live, Zoom panel discussion to commemorate the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Women Pilots as WAFS/WASP: Courage in the Clouds and Beyond

Please submit any questions for the panel and register for the live event below!

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Cornelia Fort

Cornelia was a civilian flight instructor who was flying in the skies over Pearl Harbor as the attack began on Dec. 7, 1941 and was likely one of the first to realize Pearl Harbor was under attack. She would later become a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). In 1943, the WAFS became part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

Panelists:

Cornelia Fort's Family, with an Introduction by Chloe Fort

Lisa Taylor, President and CEO, National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas

Alexis Stallings, Registrar/Collections Manager, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii

Sarah Byrn Rickman, author and WASP historian


Submit Questions Your Have For Our Panelists:

 

Register Your Class/Family for the live event (December 7 at 1 p.m. EST)

 

Other Commemorative Events in Georgia:

The Little White House (Warm Springs): December 4th

 FDR portrayer James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Georgia State Parks Historian Judd Smith will present "Weapons of WWII" from his personal collection along with other items of the era.
Georgia State Archivist Josh Headlee will display WWII memorabilia from his personal collection.
Jonnie Melillo will display her father's personal items from Merrill’s Marauders, the 5307th Composite Unit. This was a US Army special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India.
Military Vehicles on display will be provided by the Georgia Military Vehicle Preservation Association

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Event, Douglas, GA: December 7

The 63rd Preservation Society and World War II Flight Training Museum is honored to participate in this year’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Event. The event will be held on December 7th at 10:00AM at the Douglas-Coffee County Veterans Park 440 Elton D. Brooks Blvd Douglas, Georgia. This December 7th marks the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that propelled our Nation into World War II. Not far from the Veterans Park, the first group of the 63rd Flying Training Detachment (Primary) aviation cadets arrived on October 5, 1941. On December 7th, a world away from Pearl Harbor, these cadets went from preparing for combat to going to War. They left on December 12th, for further training and were followed by nearly 10,000 more cadets over the next four years.

This year’s program will include the presentation of our Nation’s Colors by members of the Coffee County High School Navy Junior ROTC and American Legion Post 515. The Pledge of Allegiance led by elementary school students from the Citizen’s Christian Academy. The Coffee County High School Choir will sing the National Anthem and perform a patriotic medley. WWII Reenactors from Company C 63rd Signal Battalion will lower the flags to half-staff at the end of the ceremony while “Taps” is played by a bugler from American Legion Post 515. A PT-17 Stearman flyover will conclude the event. The PT-17 that flies overhead represents the nearly 200 aircraft assigned here and honors all who served and sacrificed on this day 80 years ago.


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