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 

 
 

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

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

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

14377 180606    June 6, 1944    D-Day   
General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord - Jun 06, 1944 - HISTORY.com
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 


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

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

13915 180204  The Yalta Conference commences - Feb 04, 1945 - HISTORY.com
Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt meet in Yalta - YouTube
The Yalta Conference Explained - YouTube
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 


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 


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  


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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