VFW Post 1093 And Ipswich Public Library Announce Pearl Harbor Remembrance And Info Event

VFW Post 1093 Pearl Harbor Event Details

Ipswich, MA VFW Post and the Ipswich Public Library are co-sponsoring a lecture & reminiscence to memorialize the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

IPSWICH, MA, USA, November 21, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- “A day that will live in infamy” and which still lives vividly in the memories of surviving World War II veterans; December 7th, 2016 will be the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

VFW Post 1093 announced today it will cosponsor a special memorial event with the Ipswich Public Library. Bob Farley, a historian and Post 1093 member will present a talk “The Attack on Pearl Harbor - 75th Retrospective.” The presentation will be held at the Ipswich Public Library on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:45 pm. The entire Ipswich and surrounding community is invited to attend.

The event will feature Farley’s presentation which will recap the events of December 7th, 1941 followed by an opportunity for North Shore residents who were assigned to Pearl Harbor or who participated in the resulting pacific campaigns to share their memories, thoughts and insights. Guest of honor will be Reyno Giallongo of Beverly who was an Army anti-aircraft gunner at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day.

Speaker Bob Farley explains the goal. “I’ve always been fascinated by the momentous events that occurred at Pearl Harbor - events that I remember clearly even though I was only a young boy of 8. As an engineer I look forward to explaining the events. As a combat veteran myself, I’m particularly eager to hear from WWII veterans who can join us. I know their comments will be captivating.”

Ipswich Public Library Director Patty DiTullio concurred. “During WWII roughly 20% of the Ipswich population went overseas. The war had a formative impact on the town, just as it did on the world. Pearl Harbor, while a single battle, was clearly one of the most significant events, and we’re so pleased to host this community event on this important day in the history of the world, our country and the Town of Ipswich.”

Survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks, and veterans of the ensuing Pacific campaigns are especially invited to attend - and to speak during the open reminiscences portion of the program.

The event will be held on December 7th at 5:45 PM in the Collins Room of the Ipswich Public Library at 25 North Main Street. Refreshments will be served.

About VFW Post 1093: Founded in 1946, VFW Post 1093 active members live in Ipswich and a number of towns on the North Shore while participating members live throughout the US. We are a charter member of the North Shore Veterans Collaborative, and our membership includes veterans of most conflicts since WWII. The NSVC and our community participation is built on a unique partnership with the YMCA of the Northshore. The VFW is physically co-located with the Ipswich Family YMCA and energetically innovates programs to support the Ipswich community as well as veterans and their families in New England and beyond. Our members joined the military for the opportunity to serve, and they join our post to continue that service in meaningful ways and to foster the comradeship which so many cherished during their time in the service. New members are welcome.

About The Ipswich Public Library: The Ipswich Public Library is a vital resource for ideas, information and recreation for all members of the community. The mission of the Ipswich Public Library is to provide information on topics of interest to the community and guidance in how to use and evaluate information sources; to promote learning and personal growth throughout life; to support the enjoyment of reading for pleasure as well as work and school; to preserve and make available for study the historical record of the Town of Ipswich.

Ed Marsh
VFW Post 1093
(978) 238-9898
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