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Statue of Doris Miller with text: From Texas to Pearl Harbor: Remembering the Day of Infamy

From Texas to Pearl Harbor: Remembering the Day of Infamy

2021 marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The events of December 7, 1941, plunged the United States into World War II and left an indelible mark on the nation.

More than 750,000 Texans served in WWII. One of these was Doris “Dorie” Miller, a sailor whose heroic actions at Pearl Harbor earned him the Navy...

military, military history, World War II, Pearl Harbor

Almonte

By Cait Johnson, Lead Educator, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Crockett, Bowie, Travis—they’re all iconic standalone names that define heroism during the Texas Revolution. But what about Mann, Castrillón, and Almonte? All three participated in the story of Texas’ independence but didn’t make headlines or many Texas history textbooks. Each of them offered a slice...

The Medallion | Texas Revolution, military history