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2010-12-06 08:30:00

DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Students with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Military Mentoring Program are receiving a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience history firsthand and learn from WWII veterans. Through an essay contest sponsored by AT&T, three students along with their "Big Sisters" and guardians will join three AT&T* retirees, who served in WWII, and travel to the historic battle site of Pearl Harbor where the students will get a chance to "life shadow" the...

2010-06-01 16:39:00

HONOLULU, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Memorial Museum Association (AMMA) made its own history today as the 31-year old non-profit organization officially changed its name to PACIFIC HISTORIC PARKS (PHP) http://pacifichistoricparks.org/ at the four National Parks it provides interpretive, educational and visitor activity support for. The sites include the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument http://pacifichistoricparks.org/phh.php at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; American...

2010-01-30 19:25:00

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard commander Capt. Gregory R. Thomas today joined the Battleship Missouri Memorial in saluting its volunteers and supporters as the historic ship fully reopened to visitation following a multimillion-dollar drydocking project. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100130/LA46832-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100130/LA46832-b ) An ukulele band from the Big...

2009-11-10 08:55:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Movie star Ben Affleck is appearing in a new television and radio public service announcement (PSA) for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). The new PSA stars Affleck and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran James Crosby, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), who was paralyzed in a rocket attack while serving in Iraq. The spot can be viewed at www.pva.org/BenAffleck. "Many actors have played the part of a U.S. service man in the movies, but...

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2009-04-03 18:35:46

Josh Hartnett's publicist says the U.S. actor has left the hospital after being treated earlier this week for a gastrointestinal disorder. The 30-year-old Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor star was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early Sunday. His illness was described as a flare-up of an ongoing medical condition. He has had a lot of testing, publicist Susan Patricola told Usmagazine.com Friday. They released him, and they are trying to figure out what it might be. He...

2008-12-03 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers, students and history buffs looking for compelling educational materials on Pearl Harbor can find everything from an interactive timeline detailing hour-by-hour developments of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack to a copy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous address to the nation, complete with his handwritten edits -- all on Thinkfinity.org. The rich collection of free lesson plans, activities and educational resources are featured on the...

2008-12-04 17:41:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" was established by Congress, by Public Law 103 308 as a time to commemorate Americans who died as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese navy launched a surprise attack against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 2,400 Americans perished as a result, and over 1,200 were injured. As...

2008-12-04 12:01:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "Never forget." Those two words serve as both a remembrance and a call to action as America commemorates the 67th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor this Sunday, December 7th. The surprise air and submarine attack by Japan on the U.S. naval fleet stationed in Hawaii that early Sunday morning more than six decades ago shattered American neutrality in World War II. Pearl Harbor launched the country and its fledgling army headlong...

2008-12-01 08:30:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two individuals associated with Vinson Hall Retirement Community (VHRC), in McLean, VA, who survived the Pearl Harbor attack, will participate in a commemoration of the event Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. One was a naval officer during the attack, another just a young boy. VHRC is home to many military veterans and spouses and a national showcase for new methods and technologies for serving seniors. The...

2006-08-29 15:44:19

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Most Americans expect a terrorist attack on the United States in the next few months and support the screening of people who look "Middle Eastern" at airports and train stations, a poll showed on Tuesday. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said 62 percent of Americans were "very worried" or "somewhat worried" that terrorists would strike the nation in the next few months while 37 percent were "not too worried" or "not worried at all." The...


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