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Memorabilifrom survivor attack Pearl Harbor.  |  Supplied photo

Memorabilia from a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. | Supplied photo

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Updated: April 10, 2014 6:13AM



McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, 9602 W. Creek Road, Palos Park, will present its second exhibit of privately owned, museum-quality World War II artifacts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13.

Several new artifacts will be featured, according to a press release from the gallery.

Documents signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vice President Harry Truman, and Adolf Hitler, plus V-Day letters and personal histories will be displayed.

Military vehicles, weapons, and American, German, British and Japanese uniforms also will be on display.

A sake set that survived the bomb on Hiroshima, a fragment of the USS Arizona which was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941, during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler’s personal napkin ring, trench art, and more also will be shown.

Admission is $12 for the public and $10 for McCord members. Veterans, military, students and children under 18 are free.

A reception with the collectors is to be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 15. Admission is $50. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (708) 671-0648 or visit www.mccordgallery.org.

Staff report



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