Americans in Wartime Experience

Barbara Newman

World War II

Barbara Newman's father was in the United States Army and stationed on the island of Oahu on December 7th, 1941.  Although just a child at the time, Barbara vividly recalls seeing Japanese planes fly overhead on their way to Pearl Harbor.  She tells the tale of that fateful morning and what it was like in the days and weeks after the attack.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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