LINCROFT, NJ - The attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago on December 7, 1941 is now seen as the turning point of World War II.  The devastating raid resulted in America entering the war and leading the shattered states of the free world to a victory over Axis tyranny in 1945.  The sacrifices of the veterans and the fallen of Pearl Harbor therefore were not made in vain and should never be forgotten.  The World War II Era Studies Institute working in cooperation with the Monmouth County Library and the InfoAge Science History Learning Center will present a series of programs throughout the fall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  All programs are free and open to the public

In September at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan, two programs will be presented.  “A Failure of American Diplomacy – Summer 1941” on September 15 at 1 pm and “Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided” on September 22 at 7 pm.  Come October at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, the presentation “The Attack on Pearl Harbor: How and Why it Succeeded” will be made on October 17 at 7 pm and on October 26, at 7 pm, the program “Japanese War Council, October 1941: Could War with the US Been Avoided”.   On November 20, 2 pm, at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan, the musical “Songs and Letters of WW II” will be presented by the Traveling Literary Theater.  Thereafter, on December 7, at 1 pm, a formal ceremony commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor will be conducted at the InfoAge Science History Museum and Learning Center in Wall Township.  Many veterans of the Second World War will be recognized during the program.

The World War II Era Studies Institute, the Monmouth County Library and InfoAge invite all to attend the anniversary programs.  Attending the events will enable one to learn about a very important event in history that brings about the world we live in today.