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Friday, February 16, 2007

Organization for children of World War II veterans

I am in the process of getting tax exempt status for our Daughters of D-Day nonprofit, which is still in the beginning stages. We would like to create an educational program for schoolchildren wherein the children of the vets can tell their dads' stories in the historical context, but their children can add the personal touch which makes history more compelling.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! This is how stories are told from generation to generation. Most young children today enjoy hearing stories. It's funny when you realize how different this world was just a few years ago. They need to know about the honor of these WWII men and women.

Carol said...

Thanks for your support!

Carol

Dave said...


Both of my parents were World War II veterans. My mother was a Wave and my father was a Seabee.
I believe that my mother worked in the Office of Naval Intelligence however, she would never talk about it. She was probably a typist but I'm not sure of anything really. They were sworn to secrecy for life, and she took those secrets to her grave.
They came home, got married and really never talked about the war as far as I can remember. They and their fellow soldiers , sailors and airmen truly were the greatest generation.
The world needed saving, so they just went out and saved it. Good job Mom and Dad. I will always be proud of you.

Jill Schaefer said...

Please look at my website-Jill Schaefer, http://home.earthlink.net/~schaefer234
to view my books:-

'Up The Wooden Hill' -a historical memoir about the author growing up in the London Blitz and her husband in Nazi Germany before, during and after World War II, featuring two tales seen through different spectacles. Stories of love and war, tears and laughter, families, friends and foes. From school days fraught with sibling rivalry and controversies with parents, lives are rebuilt, the Deutsch mark revalued and a father de-nazified. Both the young people mentioned in the book learn apprenticeships, experience calf love and the beginning of a postwar world.

Video: http://www.eopinion.us/videos/71/up-the-wooden-hill

schaefer234@earthlink.net