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County Historian John Conway to speak on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is on December 7th, commemorates the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were wounded on that date in 1941.
Friday, December 7th, at 12:30, John Conway will give a public talk about Pearl Harbor at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville.
The talk will focus on the immediate impact of the attack on the residents of Sullivan County. According to Professor Conway “many people did not know that within hours of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which, incidentally killed a member of the Liberty High School Class of 1939, Sullivan County had swung into high gear in mobilizing its machinery of defense. Guards were stationed at firehouses and along the railroad, air wardens were appointed, and less obvious measures designed to deal with “fifth column” activities. This program features a quick look at the immediate local aftermath of “the day that will live in infamy.”
The event is presented by the Sullivan County Historical Society, and co-sponsored by the Beaverkill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, New York. For more information call: 845 434-8044 or visit our website at www.scnyhistory.org.