Unity and loyalty were recurring themes in the people’s daily lives.
Unity and loyalty were recurring
themes in the people’s daily lives. They
heard it on the radio in songs like “There’ll
Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin”
sung by crooner Bing Crosby and the An-
drews sisters in 1944. They watched it in
the newsreels shown before seeing mov-
ies such as “The Fighting Seabees” star-
ring John Wayne. They saw it when they
walked down the streets, on posters warn-
ing them to keep quiet about where their
sons were, telling them to join together on
the battlefield and in the workplace. The
men were offered lives of adventure in the
Navy, the women were offered opportu-
nities to take their places in the factories
that the men left behind, and the children
were encouraged to save up to buy war
bonds, recycle scrap metal for airplanes,
and collect leftover cooking fat for bullets.
America was showing the rest of the world
that they were a force to be reckoned with.
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One thing that I find to be most interesting about the World War II era is how
involved the children seemed to be in
the effort to win the war, not only in the
ways mentioned above but in many other
ways too. The country’s leaders seemed
to realize the importance of the American youth and did not allow them to be
cast aside because they were “too young.”
Children were encouraged to play with
plane identification cards, which showed
a detailed silhouette of Allied and Axis
planes, due to a desire to prevent another Pearl Harbor-style attack. They were
taught to “waste not, want not” and the
importance of a Victory Garden to help
their families save money, so they, in
turn, could help support the war effort.
What was the end result? Well, some
would say the survival of democracy
was the important outcome. President
Roosevelt stated in his Third Inauguration speech: “Democracy alone, of all
forms of government, enlists the full
force of men’s enlightened will . . . . It
is the most humane, the most advanced,
and, in the end, the most unconquerable of all forms of human society. The
democratic aspiration is no mere recent
phase of human history.”
1 My dad has
always said that he believes that one reason why God has blessed America with
so many victories is because He intended to use our nation to help fulfill His
promise to establish Israel as a nation. I
can only say that if this is true, then we
all, as Americans, have something to be
proud of and should challenge ourselves
to follow the words written in Joshua
22: 5, “ . . . to love the Lord your God, and
to walk in all His ways, and to keep His
commandments, and to cleave unto Him,
and to serve Him with all your heart and
with all your soul.”
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