The Museum & Library is proud to continue guiding the general public through their exploration of military history, military affairs, and national security in greater detail thanks to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library blog. Here, the Museum & Library posts longer form content covering a wide array of events, topics, people, and moments in history. Blog posts are written by staff members of the Museum & Library, partners and friends, as well as authors that take part in or contribute towards programming. Keep the conversation alive by interacting in the comment section of each post!
- The 100th Infantry Regiment and 442nd Regimental Combat Team
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In our blog, we honor the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to US Military efforts.
- A Perspective from a Military Child
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, recognized as a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families, especially children. Ashlynne Deason, one of the children involved with Kids Rank, a service-based organization whose mission is to empower military children, shares a little about herself and the inspiring relationship she has with her military father.
- Mrs. Cordelia Harvey
Meet Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, wife of Governor Louis Harvey, who became known as “The Wisconsin Angel” and represented the white middle class face of soldier’s relief efforts in Wisconsin during the Civil War (1861-1865).
- Brothers of Valor, Valor Denied: African American Soldiers in US History
The second in our series of guest blog posts, Dr. Robert F. Jefferson discusses the role of African American soldiers in US History.
- First Indochina War & the Battle of Hanoi
Often when people think of the Cold War, they see it as a great battle of superpowers - the United States vs. the Soviet Union. However, the Cold War was much more nuanced than that. It included smaller conflicts around ideologies and imperialism, with some of those conflicts resulting from the treaties and areas of influence created at the end of World War II.
- 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
December 7th marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Described at the time as a “day that will live in infamy”, the attack is seen as the catalyst that brought the United States into World War II on the side of the Allies.
- Hispanic Heritage Month
The diversity of those who have served and continue to serve in the United States military is incredible and Hispanics and Latino Americans account for a strong part of that population in each branch of the military, at all levels.
- Adaptive Sports for Veterans
One of the ways many veterans cope with their injuries is with the Unites States Department of Defense’s (DoD) Warrior Games. It is a competitive event for male and female military service personnel and veterans who have been injured or stricken by illness while in service.