Today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941. Two excellent posts (published for Veterans Day) from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s “O Say Can You See” blog discuss our veterans from World War II and other conflicts:
- The first post, entitled “Picturing veterans” shares stories and photographs posted by members of the public on the musuem’s Flickr page.
- The second, “Learning about sacrifice on Veterans Day,” is a thoughtful discussion of oral history and the effect that sharing has on many veterans.
Both are poignant tributes to veterans and their sacrifices.
There are several oral history recordings by World War II veterans at MDAH, in addition to other World War II related collections spanning books, subject files, papers, government records, scrapbooks and photographs. The above image is part of the Magnolia Battalion collection of three photographs available to view online. View the other two here and here.