The young folk have no idea what it is like to live in a world under the threat of a crazed dictator with awesome power. The folks in Europe, England, Japan, Korea and many of the Pacific islands know firsthand. We in America knew fear because of the threats to our very freedoms. WE were forced into a war that Roosevelt tried hard not to become a part of, but Pearl Harbor changed that.
How did those 4-5 years affect the USA? For five years we could not buy coffee, sugar, tires, oil or gasoline and many other staples without ration stamps. Yes, even I remember blackouts and listening for enemy planes to approach (But of course never did hear them).
I remember my mama and dad sitting glued to the radio listening to the war news, they had two sons involved. Dad had three or four brothers there. The famous man, Sir Winston Churchill said it, “War is Hell”.
I have no idea how Sir Winston is remembered in his England, but he was an ICON to Americans. I remember seeing a huge bust of Sir Winston at Hyde Park, the home of FDR.
Every country sold war bonds.
The Allies hung on every word Sir Winston and FDR uttered; they were the voices of our FREEDOM. It was amazing that when we were drawn into the war that the Auto factories in Detroit retooled in a matter of days to start producing Jeeps, trucks and weapons carriers for the war effort. Everyone from The child Shirley Temple to the huge movie stars was pushing the sale of War Bonds. BUY YOUR BONDS TODAY!!!!!
Even in Serbia and on the right ,A Canadian Actress selling Bonds.
Yes, it could happen again, humans cannot seem to live without war. And being a world power it will eventually involve us. The war drew us together as a nation, because we knew it was fight of die. So our men and women fought and won. Many died so we today could treat freedom so lightly.
Anyway my point is, we tightened our belts during WWII, as a nation we decided to save ourselves.
Now we are fighting for our economic lives, I hope we can pull together and make it work. BRING OUR JOBS BACK AND DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW.
Some of our benefits in the USA MUST be cut, to save us all.
Thanks for reading this, MY OPINION!.
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This antique beauty was used to sell bonds in the UK.