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Westchester County Veterans Museum presents:

On December 7, 1941, aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy bombed and sunk or damaged the bulk of the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,400 service personnel and civilians and plunging the United States into World War II.

Weapons in the exhibit will include a Thompson submachine gun, as well as a Vickers machine gun (both inert replicas). There will also be an array of Army, Navy and Marines uniforms and military gear from the time period.

A facsimile of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s immortal Day of Infamy” speech will be on display. The speech includes FDR’s handwritten last minute edits (the “day of infamy” being one of them).

In addition, there will be dozens of photographs and stories about the day that World War II became an all-out, total war that plunged every industrialized nation into more than four years of combat and killed over 65 million people.

Some of the photographs will come to life with the use of augmented reality. Visitors can scan their smart phones over selected photographs and watch them come to life.