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U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas talks with Kansas veterans at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C., during an April 30 Honor Flight.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas talks with Kansas veterans at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C., during an April 30 Honor Flight.

May 12, 2008

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Millions of Americans participated in World War II, and millions more have visited the war memorials in Washington, D.C.

Do you have a story to share from your or your family member's experiences in World War II? Or have you been to a war memorial that you found particularly moving?

Please tell your story in the comments section below.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

My dad was a Master Sgt teaching paratroopers at Fort Benning. He refused to go to Officer's school as requested, because he felt his men would not listen to him as well as they did already. My mother's house was forever run as thought we were still under the eye of a Master Sgt! (LOL, When I joined the army, they were amused because I could make my bed flawlessly from day one!)My step-father was sadly in a German POW camp. All I knew is that he forever after hated bologna, and on the 4th, when the screaming fireworks happened, he preferred to go inside the house. Too many memories.His wonderful son went on to a high level Pentagon position. I can't remember his highest rank.My mother sewed uniforms/patches at the Fort Benning base when she was in high school, that's where she met my dad. And where she learned to sew on my girl scout badges so perfectly. I didn't know this until I was 30 something. It was a priceless surprise to learn. This also explained why she would sew the front crease down some pants, to make them stiffer.Makes me remember my early teen day, when I learned my mother used to Jitterbug. My Old Mother? LOL. (I was too young to realize my mom was once a teenager too.)I may not have been a boomer, but my childhood was definitely WWII aftermath. I learned from John Crum, that my mother had gardened 1 & 1/2 lots of vegetables in N. Lawrence just after the war. Victory Gardens stayed with her always.

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