SATURDAY - MAY 9, 2015
WWI and WWII:
A World Gone Mad
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Jim Gibbons is a Marengo resident and historian. Jim has been researching history and historical figures since he was in college. Using his slogan, “Life is no mystery when you know your history,” he has a passion for retelling historical stories of presidential as well as United States history, with a strong emphasis on how history continually repeats. Jim’s goal is to not only teach the important parts of history, but to point out that if history's warnings are heeded, mankind stands to have a brighter future.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
On April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson stated: “The world must be safe for democracy.” In four days the United States would enter World War I. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated: “Yesterday, December 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” The United States had now entered World War II.
Historian Jim Gibbons will take you through two of the most catastrophic wars in our nation’s history, highlighting significant events that thrust the United States into two unwanted wars. These events include the Assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinand, the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, Hitler’s ambition to achieve power, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and much, much, more!
President Franklin Roosevelt’s words shall be unfolded before your eyes. Roosevelt stated:
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory!
Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave
Zion, IL 60099
9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
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Presenter: Jeffrey Bockman
Next Meeting: Monday June 15, 2015
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