Anoka County Library will offer a look at what life was like for Army infantry soldiers during World War II. The 117th 30th Division Historical Re-enactor Unit will be displaying items that the U.S. Army infantry solider would see and use in the field, and will share their in-depth knowledge of World War II with visitors. This interactive, self-paced program will be at Rum River Library, 4201 6th Avenue in Anoka on Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When Matti Martin began a National History Day research project on World War II, her goal was to look beyond the staggering number of people killed and focus on one fallen Minnesota soldier’s personal story.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram Mann shared his story of being a Tuskegee Airman with Civil Air Patrol cadets Feb. 9 in Blaine.
In the archives of the Anoka County History Center is an interview with Eleanor Page in which she shares her experience of being in Hawaii with her Army husband during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The rumble of historic World War II aircraft will be heard over the Anoka County-Blaine Airport this weekend when the Wings of Freedom Tour returns.
The sweeping battlefields on which they displayed their valor as American soldiers fell quiet almost 70 years ago.