December 7 we commemorate the American Heroes who defended our US Navy Pacific fleet base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Just before 8 am that day in 1941, for the first time in the modern era, an enemy force, Imperial Japan, bombed American territory. Days later, Germany and Italy declare war on the US and America was in WWII. Please come and see our stunning, world-class history and art exhibits ! Today we salute our American military personnel that gave their lives not only for the USS Arizona but for our Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!
Photos display Walter Krawiec collection cartoon where Uncle Sam is shaking hands with a Japanese leader and a peace dove hovers over them; PMA Lt. Jurkowski postcard collection depicting a typical Japanese street scene, 1917/1919; PMA art collection Japanese Doll painted by Hyacinth Glabski-Dreckney, 1970, oil on canvas and PMA Rozanski photo collection displaying Polish orphans rescued from Russian Syberia and treated for typhoid fever among other ailments in Japan in 1920/21, later returned safely to Poland.
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