The next free movie Friday is Dec. 7. The History Club is marking the “date which will live in infamy” with a free showing of “Pearl Harbor.”
The 2001 Oscar-winning movie stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett. The movie follows two hometown friends serving together at the United States naval installation when it is bombed. The movie has been critically acclaimed for its special effects.
Dec. 7, 2012, will mark the 71st anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which was referred to as “a date which will live in infamy” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a radio address to the American people the following day. Over 2,000 Americans were killed in the attack on U.S. naval forces based in Hawaii by the Empire of Japan. The day after the attack, Congress declared war on the Empire of Japan, marking the U.S.’s entry into World War II.
The History Club extends a special invitation to veterans. Veterans will be recognized during a brief intermission and will also be treated to free concessions.