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Posted on: November 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Remembering George K. Gannam, 75 Years After Pearl Harbor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 29, 2016

At the November 22th City Council meeting, Mayor Eddie Wayne DeLoach proclaimed December 7, 2016 as “George K. Gannam Day” in the City of Savannah in honor of the sacrifices of Staff Sergeant George Gannam, all those lost in World War II, as well as Savannah’s World War II Veterans.  December 7th is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the loss of Sergeant Gannam in that attack.  Gannam is recognized as Savannah’s first World War II casualty.

The City of Savannah is also pleased to announce the availability of the George Karam Gannam papers, an archival collection of artifacts and records documenting George Gannam’s life and military career donated to the City’s Municipal Archives by the Gannam family so they could be accessible to the public (www.savannahga.gov/Collections).  Highlights of the collection include correspondence from Bishop O’Hara, personal items Sergeant Gamble had with him in Hawaii at the time of his death, and a flag given to the family by Mayor Thomas Gannam on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  Two exhibits featuring the collection are now available for the public to view: a physical exhibit in City Hall’s Council Chamber accessible during City Hall tours (register for a First Tuesday Tour at www.savannahga.gov/FirstTuesdayTours); and an online exhibit available at www.savannahga.gov/Gannam.

For more information contact Luciana Spracher, City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives, at Lspracher@savannahga.gov or (912) 651-6411.


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