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Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy

April 1 @ 6:00 pm

The “Arsenal of Democracy” was a slogan used by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a radio broadcast delivered on December 29, 1940. The phrase was used to arouse popular support for aiding nations in the war prior to the US entry into WWII and continued until the end of the war. During that time, the US provided the Allies with millions of rounds of ammunition, as well as weapons, trucks, tanks and ships. The Americans who worked in countless factories throughout the country truly helped the US manufacture victory in WWII.  Join the USS Silversides Submarine Museum most Mondays through May 13 for the lecture series, “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy!”
All lectures begin at 6:00pm at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. The cost is $5.00 per person or free with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership.  For more information call (231) 755-1230.

March 4: The Manhattan Project presented by David Hoover, Curator and Collections Manager at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.
March 11: Muskegon – Arsenal of Democracy presented by Professor Dan Yakes.
March 18: Rosie the Riveter presented by Bob Hynes, Executive Director at the Yankee Air Museum.
March 25: Patent Secrecy Act of 1940 presented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
April 1: The real topic is Combat Propulsion presented by L-3 Engineering Specialists.

Information on further lectures will be provided as it becomes available!