Miami Regionals honor 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

by Brennan Burks, Miami Regionals

Miami University Regionals will host events to remember and honor the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Verity Traditions will host “Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: The US entry into the Second World War” at 6 p.m.  Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Verity Lodge on the Middletown campus.

Retired Army CWO David Shortt, curator of the Veterans Memorial Museum Foundation, will discuss the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. He will concentrate on the tactical details of the attack and local connections to the Miami Valley, including servicemen who were present during the attack.

There will also be a display featuring historical artifacts and relics pertaining to Pearl Harbor for public viewing and discussion. Refreshments will be available before the program.

The Michael J. Colligan History Project will commemorate the 75th anniversary from noon–2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Hamilton campus.

The event will include a presentation by Jim Blount and a brief musical program. In addition, displays of period art and military artifacts will be exhibited, and guests are invited to bring personal records, documents and souvenirs of World War II to be digitally scanned. Refreshments will be available at a reception following the program.

These events are open to the public.

For more information on events at the Hamilton campus, call (513)785-3277. MFor more information on events at the Middletown campus, call (513) 727-3472.