Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front
After Pearl Harbor, American troops started traveling across the U.S. for recruitment, induction, training, and deployment. Most servicemen had never been far away from home and certainly not on an over-crowded troop train, destination unknown. The real surprise came at train stations all across the country, such as North Platte, NE, Dennison, OH, Reno, NV, and Connellsville, PA, where local women, children, and senior citizens sacrificed their own food and ration stamps to provide a morale boost to hungry, homesick, and frightened soldiers.
Come learn about how the Greatest Generation pulled together to help our troops.
- Thursday, May 7, 2020
- 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Bradbury Room