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Events on Thursday, 7. November 2019

Steger-South Chicago Heights Library District Site
  • 2019-11-07T18:00:00-06:00
  • 2019-11-07T19:00:00-06:00
November 7 Thursday

Nov 07, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, 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. You may have heard of the Stage Door Canteen or Hollywood Canteen, where celebrities offered food, dancing, and entertainment to our servicemen. But 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 from speaker Barb Warner Deane about how the Greatest Generation pulled together to help our troops.