Personal Stories – M. Ruth Myers

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How America’s Pledge of Allegiance Differed in World War II

The Pledge of Allegiance we recite today is different than the one recited by the characters who populate the Maggie Sullivan mysteries, and by America’s real-life citizens throughout the 1940s. Do you know how it differs? It’s a matter of only two words. Those words, and the change, were drilled into my brain because of […]

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A County Nurse of the WW2 Era

Before World War II plunged countless American women into factory jobs and vacancies left by men who had gone to fight, the two careers most open to women were teaching and nursing.  They required professional training, and women who underwent it were looked up to in their communities. Today, author Anna Castle shares the story of her […]

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