Over the weekend Jim Downing, the oldest living Pearl Harbor Survivor and one of my good friends, was on ABC News. We were able to provide some archival images for the footage. I was out of town at the AASLH Program Committee Meeting and didn’t have a chance to watch the coverage live, but I did get to see it when I got home. I’m so excited that my friend got his important message out to the world, and I’m even more excited that our archives made it to the Big Time. I never thought I’d have a chance to see our images on national television. Watch it and rejoice with me. https://thescene.com/watch/abcnews/sunday-spotlight-101-year-old-pearl-harbor-hero
Jim is scheduled to attend the State of the Union Address in Washington, DC tonight. You should keep your eyes peeled for him.
You can read more about Jim’s story in an article that I wrote for The Colorado Collective at http://www.colorado-collective.com/stories/2014/12/6/pearl-harobor-day-a-time-to-honor-local-heroes