Connect your students with living history for Veteran’s Day

With Veteran’s Day coming up on Saturday, we want to share an opportunity with you to connect your classroom with some real veterans that served our country in World War Two. 

There is a widely held belief that members of the greatest generation, particularly WWII veterans, do not talk about their personal experiences. After talking with Pearl Harbor survivors, however, the truth emerges: you have to ask.

This Veteran’s Day, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund is encouraging Americans – young and old – to join its Pearl Harbor Survivors Project and help preserve first hand accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor. To ensure that these stories live on for future generations, we invite you and your loved ones to visit pearlharborstories.org to Ask. Learn. Share.

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Project will honor WWII veterans by hosting two live webcasts featuring Pearl Harbor survivors at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET. This is a truly unique opportunity for Americans to not only interact with Pearl Harbor survivors, but to be active participants in preserving Pearl Harbor history for future generations.

Pearl Harbor survivors will be responding to user-submitted questions during each of Friday’s webcasts. To submit a question in advance, and to learn more about the participating survivors, please visit our website at:

http://www.pearlharborstories.org/veteransday

We will be accepting questions from now through Friday, November 10. Members of the media will have an opportunity to ask questions, via the web form on our site, and during the live broadcast as well. In addition, educators wishing to enroll their classrooms in this one-of-a-kind project are also invited to submit questions.

Questions, answers and comments from each Webcast will be recorded and made available on our website for visitors who were not able to participate in the live sessions. In addition, we invite you to visit our website and ask a follow up question to Daniel Martinez, National Park Service Historian at the USS Arizona Memorial Park at Pearl Harbor.

http://www.pearlharborstories.org/askdan

We look forward to welcoming you to our webcast on Friday, November 10 at 12:00p.m. and 3:00p.m. ET.

To RSVP, please contact Donna Armstrong at dtaylor@brodeur.com or Dan Tudesco at dtudesco@brodeur.com.

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