World War II (75th Anniversary of Its Ending)

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Christopher K.
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World War II (75th Anniversary of Its Ending)

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The War that created the world in which we live. The War that protected the world from one of the worst evils it had ever seen.

For forty-five days, from Monday 20 July to Wednesday 2 September, the Highland Road Park Observatory will celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of World War II. This celebration will focus on a number of facets of WWII associated with HRPO's specific mission.

About Bob Hope:
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/bobhope/uso.html
https://www.uso.org/stories/61-uso-show ... rld-war-ii

About Doris "Dorie" Miller:
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/h ... doris.html
https://www.npr.org/2020/01/19/79775601 ... ris-miller

About George S. Patton:
https://www.usafa.edu/app/uploads/Harmon14.pdf
https://npg.si.edu/exh/brush/pat.htm

About Kate Smith:
http://www.katesmith.org
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes ... /0501.html
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A consultation among HRPO personnel took place yesterday on site to further cement the purpose and outline of this set of activities. A special page will be available at HRPO website tomorrow. The basic schedule will be in PDF form for easy corrections and alterations.

About Walter Ehlers:
https://www.fdmuseum.org/about-the-1st- ... -d-ehlers/
https://www.army.mil/article/121560/gia ... id_to_rest

About Vera Lynn:
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/18/88032303 ... ies-at-103
https://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-d ... eet-again/

About Douglas Macarthur:
https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collec ... uglas.html
https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speech ... ddress.htm

About Franklin Roosevelt:
https://www.fdrlibrary.org/home
https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/people/ ... -roosevelt

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HRPO's End-of-WWII celebration begins modestly tonight...
*a slideshow
*a small display at the Wormhole (for display only; not for sale)

[Tonight is also the fifty-first anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, HRPO's third night to attempt a view of Comet NEOWISE (the first two attempts were successes) and this year's Saturnian Opposition.]

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Re: World War II (75th Anniversary of Its Ending)

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HRPO's WWII celebration will last through the 2nd. Four major displays, to be announced, will be available to the public on the following dates...
*Saturday 8 August [premiere during Solar Viewing]
*Tuesday 11 August [premiere during Perseid Meteor Shower]
*Saturday 29 August [premiere during Plus Night]
*Wednesday 2 September [premiere during End of WWII Party]
These are the in-person displays.

A number of remote presentations, subject matter and dates TBD, will take place as well.

Twenty-five years ago, W8LUX penned an article on the amateur radio effort during WWII...
https://bw.billl.net/wp-content/uploads ... -W8LUX.pdf

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