World War II

A dedication for the tugboat USS Hoga took place during a Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony Dec. 7 at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. The 100-foot vessel gained National Historic Landmark status in the late 1980s for its crew’s firefighting and rescue efforts during the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl …
May is a month of merriment and excitement in the Arkansas Delta and North Central Ozarks! From historical reunions to celebrating Mom to some of the best gospel music around, you’ll find it all in eastern Arkansas this month! The Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge hosts the 17th annual Air Field Reunion on …
Happy Friday! Still looking for something to do this weekend? Here are three great events happening in the Arkansas Delta! Seventy-two years ago, the Walnut Ridge Army Airfield opened. Celebrate the facility’s anniversary at the 16th annual Walnut Ridge Army Air Field Reunion on April 11-12. Held at the Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N7oaJ9pvVs (The above interview with George Takei is courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture) On Tuesday, April 16, Japanese American internment in Arkansas during World War II will be commemorated through two ceremonies in Desha County. The events begin with the dedication and opening of the …
The 15th annual Air Field Reunion is slated for April 5-6 at the Wings of Honor World War II Museum in Walnut Ridge. The event is a reunion of former airfield personnel, both military and civilian, that worked and trained at the facility during World War II. Activities include museum and airfield tours, a memorial …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vbXj0QeXT8 April is a great time to get out and enjoy a variety of festivals in eastern Arkansas. From food to history to music, you’ll find it all at events in the Arkansas Delta and north central Ozarks! Seventy-two years ago, the Walnut Ridge Army Airfield opened. Celebrate the facility’s anniversary at the 16th annual …
One of the most famous members of the United States military, General Douglas MacArthur, was born in Little Rock on January 26, 1880 in the Old Arsenal.  Today that building houses the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, which will celebrate the five star general’s 133rd birthday on Saturday, January 26. Birthday cake and punch …