Dec. 7 marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II. Royal Oak is honoring its more than 20 WWII veteran’s with an exhibit at the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum at 1411 W. Webster. The WWII exhibit opens Dec. 7 to commemorate the lives lost at Pearl Harbor. War souvenirs, trophies, medals, memorabilia, documents and photographs will be on display. Such items as a captured Nazi medal and a U.S. Army Jeep, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and an ammunition case for 50-caliber machine gun ammunition are among the artifacts in the collection. The exhibit is open until March 7, 2011. Museum hours are:
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Group tours are available by prior arrangement at the Royal Oak Historical Society website. This WWII exhibit makes a perfect field trip for history, 20th Century History and Michigan History classes and homeschool groups.