December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library – ONLINE
United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: Iwo Jima
As US forces drew closer to the Japanese home islands in early 1945, fighting reached new levels of intensity. Iwo Jima, a small, volcanic island only 650 miles from Japan, was the scene of desperate combat between the US Marines and the Japanese Army, and the most remembered photograph of WWII, the raising of the US flag atop Mount Suribachi.
Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history. He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link.
Join us for the seventh in a 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.