Minnesota World War II Memorial Dedication, Capitol Mall, St. Paul, MN, June 9, 2007.  < http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/WWIIMemorial.htm >   &  WWII

The Ceremony

War Veterans Salute


War Veterans in Uniform

American Flags Lined the Memorial

Former Miss America, Dorothy Benham and Miss Minnesota, Nicole Swanson:  1  |  2


Vehicles, Weapons, and Equipment

U.S. World War II Tank

U.S. World War II Jeep with Turret

World War II Mortar 1

World War II Mortar 2


Tent, Backpack, & Rifle

Unit Headquarters


World War II Planes

Airplane Flyover in Missing Man Formation --- Part I  (over the Capitol)

Airplane Flyover in Missing Man Formation --- Part 2 (over the MN WWII Memorial)


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World War II

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

World War I & II Soldier  1   2006 Memorial Day Event, Fort Snelling

13864 18012 Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96 - BBC News
Web Originals: Ask History Rosie the Riveter History - YouTube
Remembering the real Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley - YouTube
We Can Do It! - Wikipedia
WWII
6164 140528  Rosie the Riveter  (Saturday Evening Post - Editor's Choice, May 2014; Marcy Kennedy Knight, July/August 2013)
Rosie the Riveter - Wikipedia
Rosie the Riveter - World War II - HISTORY.com 

 
 
16099 191218  U.S. approves end to internment of Japanese Americans - HISTORY  Dec. 17, 1944
WWII 

16092 191217  WWII veterans remember Hitler's 'last gamble' at the Battle of the Bulge  Dec. 16, 1944, National Geographic, Dec. 13, 2019
WWII

15224 190220  Macron announces measures to combat anti-Semitism in France  France 24
France′s Macron unveils plan to tackle anti-Semitism  Deutsche Welle, Feb. 20, 2019
Thousands march in France against rise in antisemitism – video report -The Guardian
PressTV-Hundreds rally against anti-Semitism in Lyon
PressTV-Paris demo rejects accusing Yellow Vests of anti-Semitism
‘Anti-Semitism spreading like poison’ France stained by weekend of vandalism & year of hate crimes — RT World News
How Should Americans Tackle Anti-Semitism? - The Atlantic  Feb. 6, 2019
Antisemitism - Wikipedia
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Americans hold a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden - HISTORY Feb. 20, 1939
Fritz Julius Kuhn - Wikipedia  May 15, 1896 – December 14, 1951, the leader of the German American Bund before World War II.
The Nazi Rally in Madison Square Garden - YouTube

WWII

15204 190216  John Demjanjuk: Prosecution of A Nazi Collaborator The Holocaust | Encyclopedia  The trial opened in Jerusalem on February 16, 1987.
John Demjanjuk - Wikipedia  John (Ivan) Demjanjuk was convicted in 2011 in Germany as an accessory to the murder of 28,060 Jews while acting as a guard at the Sobibór extermination camp in occupied Poland.  
Nazi guard Demjanjuk dead at 91 - YouTube
The 89 Year Old Man on Trial for Nazi War Crimes - YouTube
WWII


15614 190629  Germans advance in USSR - Jun 29, 1941 - HISTORY.com
German Invasion Of Russia - June 1941 (1941) - YouTube
WWII  


14771 181005  Stalingrad must not be taken by the enemy. - HISTORY  10/05/1942
Battle of Stalingrad - Wikipedia
Volgograd - Wikipedia  Stalingrad, 1925–1961
Russia Map - Geography of Russia - Map of Russia - Worldatlas.com
WWII


14622 180819  Allies raid Dieppe - Aug 19, 1942 - HISTORY.com  Dieppe, France
(1-4) History's Raiders - The Dieppe Raid - Part 1 - YouTube
WWII


14582 180808  German saboteurs executed in Washington - Aug 08, 1942 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32    |   WWII

16028 191119  Soviets launch counterattack at Stalingrad - HISTORY  Nov. 19, 1942
What do Russians think of Stalin? - BBC News - YouTube  BBC News, May 9, 2019

Russian Offensive Over A Thousand Miles Front (1942) - YouTube
The Great Russian Offensive - Latest From The Stalingrad Front (1943) - YouTube
WHEN MOSCOW STRIKES BACK! counter- offensive 1942 - YouTube

WWII 

14574 180806  Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima - Aug 06, 1945 - HISTORY.com   
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII  |  Cold War

14558 180802  Einstein urges U.S. atomic action - Aug 02, 1939 - HISTORY.com
Manhattan Project Einstein's Letter, 1939
Manhattan Project Einstein's Letter to Roosevelt

Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII

14536 180727  Stalin issues Order No. 227—outlawing cowards - Jul 27, 1943 - HISTORY.com
WWII

14521 180720  Germany remembers failed Hitler assassination with attack on populism Deutsche Welle, 07/20/2018
Assassination plot against Hitler fails - Jul 20, 1944 - HISTORY.com

WWII

14511 180717  Port Chicago disaster - Jul 17, 1944 - HISTORY.com
The Great Port Chicago Explosion - YouTube
Port Chicago disaster - Wikipedia
Port Chicago, California

WWII

15486 190508  V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com
V E Day in London - 1945 - YouTube

VE Day Paris (1945) - YouTube
V E DAY IN AMERICA (SYMPOSIUM OF WAR) (SOUND) - YouTube

WWII

14508 180716  United States conducts first test of the atomic bomb - Jul 16, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Testing The Atomic Bomb | Hiroshima | BBC - YouTube
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |    WWII  

14425 180622  FDR signs GI bill - Jun 22, 1944 - HISTORY.com
Almanac: The GI Bill - YouTube
The GI Bill Explained in 4 Minutes: US History Review - YouTube
Presidents   
Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII 


14380 180607  Battle of Midway ends - Jun 07, 1942 - HISTORY.com
Battlefield S1-E3 - The Battle of Midway - YouTube
Battle of Midway - Wikipedia  June 4 - 7, 1942
WWII

D-Day     June 6, 1944
General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord - Jun 06, 1944 - HISTORY.com
D-Day in Pictures
  MSN, 06/06/2017
D-Day: 75th anniversary ceremony highlights - YouTube
Trump speaks at 75th D-Day anniversary ceremony in Normandy, France - YouTube
French connections - How D-Day was experienced by the French  video, June 6, 2019
D-Day: Allies storm Normandy’s coast - HISTORY  June 6, 1944
D-Day in Colour (FULL) - YouTube

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Speech - YouTube
Operation Overlord & Neptune (D-Day documentary) - YouTube
Bloody Combat Footage In The Battle of Normandy – Rare Color Footage You've Never Seen Before [HD] - YouTube
Original D-Day footage US Troops storming the Beaches of Normandy - YouTube
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Saving Private Ryan Omaha Beach - YouTube

Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32    |    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34
WWII

14315 180515  Ronald Reagan applies for transfer to Army Air Force - May 15, 1942 - HISTORY.com
WWII

Presidents:     Ronald Reagan    #40 

15388 190407  Japanese battleship Yamato is sunk by Allied forces - HISTORY  April 7, 1945
The End Of The Japanese Battleship Yamato - World Documentary Films HD - YouTube
The Yamato - Largest battleship in History (Behemoth) - YouTube

Japanese battleship Yamato - Wikipedia 
Sunk, April 7, 1945; Yamato was dispatched on a one-way mission to Okinawa in April 1945, ...
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Return of the Legend - Musashi - YouTube
Japanese battleship Musashi - Wikipedia 
Sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 October 1944
WWII


14234 180424  Truman is briefed on Manhattan Project - Apr 24, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33
WWII


14231 180423  Cold War  Truman confronts Molotov - Apr 23, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII  

14208 180417  Americans seize 1,100 tons of uranium - Apr 17, 1945 - HISTORY.com
WWII


14192 180413  Cold War  Soviets admit to Katyn Massacre - Apr 13, 1990 - HISTORY.com
WWII


14191 180412-0413  US adults rapidly forgetting the Holocaust  Deutsche Welle, 04/12/2018
‘It is like we have regressed 100 years’: Report warns of resurgent global anti-Semitism - The Washington Post  04/11/2018
WWII  |  America 


14189 180412  FDR dies - Apr 12, 1945 - HISTORY.com
FDR Dies, 1945 - YouTube
Funeral Of President Roosevelt (1945) - YouTube
Presidents:    FDR    #32
WWII

14178 180409  Germany invades Norway - Apr 09, 1940 - HISTORY.com - Vidkun Quisling: From his name comes the word quisling, meaning “traitor” in several languages.
WWII


14105 180321  Another plot to kill Hitler foiled - Mar 21, 1943 - HISTORY.com
Top 10 Assassination Attempt On Adolf Hitler - YouTube
WWII


14062 180311  Truman thanks Herbert Hoover for aiding post-WWII reconstruction - Mar 11, 1947 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |    Herbert Hoover    #31
WWII

15552 190605  U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall calls for aid to Europe - HISTORY  June 5, 1947
The Marshall Plan Speech (video presentation by the Marshall Foundation) - YouTube

The Marshall Plan: George Marshall Calls For Aid to Europe After WWII - YouTube
George Marshall - Wikipedia 
December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959, an American soldier and statesman.  
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33  |  WWII

14000 180223  U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima - Feb 23, 1945 - HISTORY.com
On this day: American flag raised on Iwo Jima - YouTube
Pultizer Prize: Photograph Iwo Jima Flag Raising - YouTube
WWII


13983 180219  FDR signs Executive Order 9066 - Feb 19, 1942 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII

The Yalta Conference commences - Feb 04, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt meet in Yalta - YouTube
The Yalta Conference Explained - YouTube
Yalta Conference ends - Feb 11, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Yalta Conference - Wikipedia
WWII

Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)    #32   

13901 180131  The execution of Pvt. Slovik - Jan 31, 1945 - HISTORY.com
WWII

13880 180127  Soviets liberate Auschwitz - Jan 27, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Auschwitz concentration camp - Wikipedia
Holocaust- The Liberation Of Auschwitz - YouTube

WWII

13822 180114  Roosevelt ushers in Japanese-American internment - Jan 14, 1942 - HISTORY.com
Japanese Americans Talk About World War II Incarceration - YouTube
Japanese American Women Speak on Internment During WWII - YouTube
Ronald Reagan Pays REPARATIONS To Japanese Americans (1988) - YouTube
WWII


13756 171229  Worst air raid on London - Dec 29, 1940 - HISTORY.com
WWII


13742 171227  FDR seizes control of Montgomery Ward - Dec 27, 1944 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII 

13736 171226  Churchill addresses Congress - Dec 26, 1941 - HISTORY.com
Mr Churchill Addresses Congress - SOUND - YouTube

13662 171210  Darkest Hour (2017) - IMDb
Winston Churchill
WWII 


13551 171115  Himmler orders Gypsies to concentration camps - Nov 15, 1943 - HISTORY.com
Heinrich Himmler - Wikipedia

WWII


13542 171113  Truman announces inquiry into Jewish settlement in Palestine - Nov 13, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Holocaust Survivors – First Steps in the DP Camps and a New Beginning - YouTube
Holocaust Survivors - Liberated but Not Free - YouTube
I Survived The Holocaust - YouTube
Aftermath of the Holocaust - Wikipedia
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |    WWII
  

13523 171109  Germany  The Night of Broken Glass - Nov 09, 1938 - HISTORY.com
KRISTALLNACHT-The Night OF Broken Glass - YouTube
Kristallnacht - Wikipedia
WWII


13518 171108  Beer Hall Putsch begins - Nov 08, 1923 - HISTORY.com
Beer Hall Putsch - Wikipedia
Bavaria - Wikipedia
WWII


13507 171105  FDR re-elected president - Nov 05, 1940 - HISTORY.com  
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII


13409 171016  Nazi war criminals executed - Oct 16, 1946 - HISTORY.com
WWII
 
13343 170930     born September 30, 1928    Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and best-selling author, is born - Sep 30, 1928 - HISTORY.com
Biography.com  Elie Wiesel, September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016
Winfrey & Wiesel Auschwitz Full Movie - YouTube  
WWII


13326 170927  Franklin Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace - Sep 27, 1938 - HISTORY.com 
Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII


13294 170920  First Cannes Film Festival - Sep 20, 1946 - HISTORY.com
WWII  |  Film Festivals


13271 170915  Nuremberg race laws imposed - Sep 15, 1935 - HISTORY.com
WWII

13276 170916  Franklin Roosevelt approves military draft - Sep 16, 1940 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII


13212 170902  Japan surrenders - Sep 02, 1945 - HISTORY.com
WWII

13178 17082 Paris liberated - Aug 25, 1944 - HISTORY.com
WWII


13152 170819  Remembering World War II’s doomed Dieppe Raid, 75 years on - France 24
Dieppe Raid - Wikipedia  August 19, 1942
WWII


13096 170808  German saboteurs executed in Washington - Aug 08, 1942 - HISTORY.com 
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII


13038 170726  Hitler’s Mistake at Dunkirk  France
The German Blunder at Dunkirk - YouTube
Dunkirk evacuation - Wikipedia  May 26 - June 4, 1940
Dunkirk (2017) - IMDb 
Dunkirk Official Trailer #1 (2017) Christopher Nolan, Tom Hardy Action Movie HD - YouTube

WWII

12993 170717  Truman records impressions of Stalin - Jul 17, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Potsdam Conference begins - Jul 17, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII 

13202 170829  Truman orders Navy to seize control of petroleum refineries - Aug 29, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Presidents    Harry S. Truman    #33    |  WWII  

12994 170717  Port Chicago disaster - Jul 17, 1944 - HISTORY.com 
California
    |  WWII    
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32

D-Day June 6, 1944
12758 170519  Churchill and FDR plot D-Day - May 19, 1943 - HISTORY.com
D-Day Invasion of Normandy Video - D-Day - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt     #32  
WWII


12829 170606   D-Day  General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord - Jun 06, 1944 - HISTORY.com
D-Day in Pictures
  MSN, 06/06/2017
Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)    #32  
WWII 

13068 170802  Japanese forces attack PT boat with Kennedy on board - Aug 02, 1943 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35
WWII  

13612 171128  Enrico Fermi, architect of the nuclear age, dies - Nov 28, 1954 - HISTORY.com
Enrico Fermi - Scientist, Physicist - Biography.com

Presidents:    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII  


World War II monument opens in Washington, D.C. - Apr 29, 2004 - HISTORY.com
World War II Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)

National World War II Memorial - Wikipedia
WWII



12585 170412  President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies - Apr 12, 1945 - HISTORY.com
FDR Dies, 1945 - YouTube
Presidents:    Eleanor Roosevelt     |     Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32
WWII


12565 170408  Defiant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is hanged - Apr 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com  WWII, Germany
 
11443 160703  These World War 2 Facts Will Leave You Speechless  StandardNews

Atomic Bombings
9896 150809  Abe vows nuclear free Japan on Nagasaki anniversary - Al Jazeera English
Nagasaki to mark 70th anniversary of atomic bombing - France 24
Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing
  Deutsche Welle, 08/09/2015
Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb documentary[REAL TRUTH] - YouTube
Seconds from Disaster Nagasaki - YouTube
Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki - Aug 09, 1945 - HISTORY.com

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - World War II - HISTORY.com
What About the Bombing of Nagasaki? - The New Yorker
  08/07/2015
9865 150806  Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing - France 24
Opinion: The end never justifies the means
  Deutsche Welle, 08/06/2015
US schools teach 'Japan nuclear attacks ended WWII’ — Russia Today Op-Edge
The devastation from atomic bombs never stops - LA Times
Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb - BBC News
Hiroshima Nuclear (atomic) Bomb - USA attack on Japan (1945) - YouTube


9959 150815  Japan′s difficult reconciliation with its past  Deutsche Welle, 08/13/2015
 
11442 160703     R.I.P.    Elie Wiesel
Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel dies aged 87 - BBC News a video
Elie Wiesel 'died as a hero in Israel,' but it wasn't always that way - LA Times
The enduring legacy of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate - YouTube
Biography.com 
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel - Wikipedia 
September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016, a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps....
Holocaust

9441 150612  June 12, 1929  Happy birthday Anne Frank!
Anne Frank (The Whole Story) - YouTube  "It looks like this is the full movie video."
The Wisdom of Anne Frank - Purple Clover

9440 150611  June 12, 1929  Happy birthday Anne Frank!
Biography:  Anne Frank
Anne Frank - World War II - HISTORY.com
Anne Frank - Wikipedia 
June 12, 1929 - February 1945, a diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed
Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films.

Anne Frank - The Whole Story -1 - YouTube
Anne Frank on the silver screen  Deutsche Welle, 06/03/2015
Holocaust  |  World War II


9285 150523  He saved thousands from the Nazis by writing their visas by hand. Here's his story.  Upworthy
Chiune Sugihara - Wikipedia

9261 150519  World War II Documentary - YouTube   movie - 2:14:47

12708 170508  V E Day in London - 1945 - YouTube
Stock Footage - Harry Truman announces victory over Germany WWII - YouTube
V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Stalin's Victory Speech on May 9, 1945 (English subtitles) - YouTube
Presidents:    Harry S. Truman    #33

9187 150509  VE (Victory in Europe) Day: May 8, 1945 "The Day of Liberation" from the Nazi government. ヨーロッパ戦勝記念日
VE Day: Vladimir Putin thanks WWII allies at Moscow parade despite Western boycott - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
05/09/2015
70 for Victory: Armata tanks, nuclear bombers, intl boots in Moscow for V-Day
   Russia Today, 05/09/2015 
'Immortal Regiment' marches on: World celebrates Victory Day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
   Russia Today, 05/09/2015
VE Day 70th anniversary - GOV.UK

VE Day: London concert held to mark anniversary - BBC News  05/09/2015
Ceremonies commemorate VE Day
  Deutsche Welle, 05/02/2015 

9182 150508  VE (Victory in Europe) Day: May 8, 1945 "The Day of Liberation" from the Nazi government. ヨーロッパ戦勝記念日
VE Day anniversary: Party leaders join in Cenotaph ceremony - BBC News  05/08/2015
World War II vets gather for flyover to commemorate Victory in Europe Day in Washington, D.C. - AOL.com  05/08/2015

Europe - 'Victory in Europe Day' marked under shadow of new threats - France 24
  05/08/2015
Rahel Mann: Hidden from the Holocaust
  Deutsche Welle, 05/02/2015
Victory in Europe - May 08, 1945 - HISTORY.com
The Holocaust - World War II - HISTORY.com 
Adolf Hitler Video - The Holocaust - HISTORY.com
Concentration Camp Liberation Video - The Holocaust - HISTORY.com
Victory in Europe Day - Wikipedia
   generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day  

9142 150503  Europe - Merkel joins Holocaust survivors to mark liberation of Dachau - France 24  05/03/2015 videos
EU Leaders Plan Boycott of WWII Commemorations in Moscow - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Meeting history: WWII veterans revisit memories of war  Russia Today, 04/30/2015
Perverted history: Europeans think US army liberated continent during WW2  Russia Today, 04/29/2015 
Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square 2014 (FULL VIDEO) - YouTube  May 9th each year

9133 150502  Berlin marks 70th anniversary of the end of World War II  Deutsche Welle, 05/02/2015 " ... Foreign Minister Steinmeier has stressed that his country now has a special responsibility to promote world peace."
5157 140223  February 23, 2014   Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110  (Fox News, 02/23/2014)
At 110, oldest known Holocaust survivor dies  video (CNN, Ashley Fantz, 02/23/2014)

The Holocaust - Wikipedia


8979 150411  History lesson? Poroshenko says ‘Hitler & Stalin started WWII, wanted to divide Europe’ — Russia Today News

6951 140815  V-J Day  Victory over Japan Day - Wikipedia  August 14, 1945 (USA), August 15, 1945 (Japan);  September 2, 1945
August 15 is the official V-J Day for the UK, while the official U.S. commemoration is September 2. The name, V-J Day, had been selected by the Allies after they named V-E Day for the victory in Europe.
V-J Day in Times Square - Wikipedia
V-J Day - World War II - HISTORY.com
V-J Day, 1945: A Nation Lets Loose | LIFE.com
Popular statue could lead to national celebration of V-J Day next year - Sarasota News Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7 Local News  08/14/2014
Japan commemorates the end of World War Two - News - NHK WORLD - English  08/14/2014


12922 170630  Night of the Long Knives - Jun 30, 1934 - HISTORY.com


Holocaust
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