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  1. Happy 100th Birthday to a WWII Veteran

    October 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2021, 11:30 PM

    World War II veteran Major David Van Vleet Howie (USA, retired) is turning 100 in November! Help us wish him happy birthday by signing this virtual birthday card! https://www.groupgreeting.com/sign/05cc6123e800045 During World War II, Major Howie served in Italy and saw combat in the Rome-Arno campaign, the North Apennines, and the Po Valley. He then served during the occupation that followed. He remained in the Army reserves and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War to train troops. He retired from the Army in 1962. Please share! The card will be available to sign until 11:30PM on 27 October 2021. It will then be presented to Major Howie on his birthday.

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  2. Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

    October 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - October 14, 2022, 5:00 PM @ The MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center

    On October 15, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., the MacArthur Memorial will open a new special exhibit entitled: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal. This new exhibit will explore MacArthur's relationship with the press and the role mass media plays in the perception of heroes, villains, and major events. It will also trace MacArthur's evolution as a pop-culture figure and highlight the continued international resonance of this image. This exhibit will remain on display until FALL 2023.

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  3. Bilibid Prison

    October 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Bilibid Prison served as a POW and a civilian internee camp. Prior to liberation in February 1945, thousands of POWs were processed through Bilibid before boarding the infamous "hellships" that would take them to forced labor camps throughout the Pacific. The camp also held hundreds of Allied civilians in deteriorating conditions. As General Douglas MacArthur's forces raced to Manila, Bilibid was targeted for liberation. Join Jim Zobel and Amanda Williams on October 21, 2021 at noon EST for a virtual discussion of Bilibid Prison and the 1945 race to liberate its captives. How do you join? The easiest way is to follow the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial on Facebook. When we go live from our Facebook page, you should receive a notification that we are "live." The presentation will also be added to the MacArthur Memorial YouTube channel at a later date.

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