Have you taken time to record the stories of your World War II ancestors and families? One way to get started is to use the Military Memories Writing Prompts to jump start your research and writing. Through these prompts, we explore life on the U.S. home front, women in service, and the lives of all veterans.
Prompt 10: The Home Front
What was the sendoff to war like for your ancestor? Was there a big family party or a town parade? Next, discuss the homecoming if he or she survived the war. Finally, if your soldier did not survive the war, what was their homecoming like if their remains were returned?
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