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January 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
MacArthur with Birthday Cake
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MacArthur's Birthday Parties: 1952-1964

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January 26 marks the birthday of General Douglas MacArthur. During World War II and the occupation of Japan, MacArthur's birthday was a major ceremonial occasion. Following his return to the United States, an annual birthday dinner/SWPA reunion was held in the dining room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where he lived. This stag dinner ranged from 25-140 participants depending on the year, and included General Walter Krueger, Major General Lief Sverdrup, Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, General George Kenney, and many more. In addition to the distinguished guests, presidents and other world leaders would send birthday messages to be read at the dinner. Join Jim Zobel and Amanda Williams on January 26th at noon EST for a virtual discussion of MacArthur's annual birthday dinner at the Waldorf. How do you join? The easiest way is to follow the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial on Facebook. When we go live from our page, you should receive a notification that we are "live."

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