World War II (75th Anniversary of Its Ending)

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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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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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The end of World War II began with the bombing of Hiroshima 6 August 1945; Nagasaki was bombed 9 August...
https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan- ... oshima.htm

Also, the end of World War II ushered in the so-called "Atomic Age" of optimism, new energy sources and new concerns. HRPO is presenting a remote Science Academy session on Saturday 8 August at 10am. The session is for eight- to twelve-year-olds and cost five dollars per EBR-parish kid and six dollars per other-parish kids. One should use WebTrac and enter the activity number 531990. If the session cannot be found call 768-9948.

Atomic Heritage Foundation:
https://www.atomicheritage.org/

Atomic Age Resources:
http://web.mit.edu/baildon/www/atomic/culture.html

More information:
https://www.uchicago.edu/features/chain ... tomic_age/

HRPO's display premiere dates have been moved up; all displays will have their premieres between 8 August and 11 August. With possible alterations and additions, they will remain for public view until their dismantling on 4 and 5 September. A new display announcement section will be at the official HRPO site:
hrpo.lsu.edu

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HRPO personnel will host a remote discussion entitled "Science of WWII". The discussion will be Monday 31 August at 6:30pm and listeners can log in as early as 6pm.

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HRPO has expanded its texts display for the End of WWII celebration. Also there is now a WWII-related package inside the Wormhole: a copy of Hasbro's Mission Command (Air) and a classic unbuilt North American P51D Mustang from the Otaki company...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/observatory/wormhole_donations.html

About the Andrews Sisters:
https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/ ... isters_The
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-and ... /biography
http://www.nww2m.com/tag/andrews-sisters/

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HRPO has extended its WWII celebration to Saturday 5 September, partially due to inclement weather this week and partially to coincide with the conjunction of the Moon and Mars that takes place on the fifth.

About Winston Churchill:
https://history.hanover.edu/courses/exc ... 1chur.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ ... -73738642/
https://winstonchurchill.org/

About James "Pat" Daugherty:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ ... 149170923/
https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcg ... m_ID=23871

About Audie Murphy:
https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explo ... die-Murphy
https://audiemurphy.com/
https://www.tpr.org/post/texas-matters- ... d-sufferer
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BREC Program Aide Jacob Des Roches will host a remote discussion entitled "Aeronautics of WWII". The discussion will take place Friday 4 September at 6:30pm and listeners can log in as early as 6pm.

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