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Remember Pearl Harbor Lapel Pin
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Remember Pearl Harbor Lapel Pin

Catalog #: 82244M    Accession #: 1977.0876
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 1.75" H x 2" W x 0.25" D

Physical Description

Cast metal featuring an eagle with spread wings. A pierced oval with "Remember" in red above a pearl and "Harbor" in blue below.

General History

After the 7 December 1941 bombing of the military base at Pearl Harbor, Americans rallied around the war effort with the patriotic cry, "Remember Pearl Harbor." Thousands of buttons or lapel pins were distributed to remind Americans of the tragic event and to solidify the war efforts.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
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