Event: A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Attack on Pearl Harbor


A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Tricia Menke, Curator
A presentation of the National Museum of the American Sailor

Available on demand until December 21, 2023

The shocking attack and major defeat at Pearl Harbor lead was the catalyst for the emergence of a new and determined naval fleet. This presentation will examine events leading up to the attack, how sailors and nurses responded, as well as the aftermath and legacy of the attack that is considered the Navy’s greatest defeat.

Image: USS Arizona (BB-39) sunk and burning furiously, 7 December 1941. Her forward magazines had exploded when she was hit by a Japanese bomb. At left, men on the stern of USS Tennessee (BB-43) are playing fire hoses on the water to force burning oil away from their ship Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.


December 6, 2023 at 7 p.m. Central Time

Live at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035

Simulcast on Zoom

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