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!
- 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.
- Commemorating September 11th
As we commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11th, the Museum & Library wanted to take a moment to reflect on its impact on a more personal level while also providing a few resources for those interested in learning more about the tragic events that took place that day in 2001.