August Movie in the Park
Contact: Benjamin Hayes, 671-333-4052
Join War in the Pacific National Historical Park for a special Movie in the Park program on Saturday, August 6. In remembrance of the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the park will show Day One, an “Emmy award winning drama of the race to build the A-bomb – and save the world.” Day One, starring Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Tony Shalhoub, and Hal Holbrook, dramatically portrays the complex and moving story of the top-secret Manhattan Project, which built the world’s first atomic bombs. The Manhattan Project spent billions of dollars and employed over 130,000 people in one of the largest and most secretive government programs in history. Cloaked in absolute secrecy, scientists, technicians, and soldiers faced intense military and political pressure as they raced against time and unforeseen challenges to create the ultimate weapon and change the course of history.
Did You Know?
Fully one-third of all U.S. Marine deaths during the four-year War in the Pacific occurred during 36 days, in a single battle? That battle was Iwo Jima.