Join the Naval War College Museum for a free, noon-time lecture at the Seamen's Church Institute in Newport, RI. The lecture will be given by Christian McBurney, who will discuss his book, "World War II Rhode Island," with a focus on local reactions to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Rhode Island’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. In Narragansett Bay at Quonset Point, they included the Northeast’s largest naval air station and the main training center for the Seabees. In Newport and Aquidneck Island, they included the nation’s most important torpedo production facilities, a naval training station for some 500,000 sailors, and the nation’s main PT boat training center.