Sentimental Journey

Providing a Personal Perspective of World War II History and the 1940s American Home Front.

Uncategorized / 08.05.2017

Tuesday, May 8, 1945, the newspapers read “VE-DAY,” a victory for the Allied forces and the Soviet Union against Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Banners were raised all across the world, with celebrations and dances in the streets, as people read the newspapers and heard through radio...

Uncategorized / 06.04.2017

The National D-Day Memorial is gearing up for their annual spring event, Prelude to Invasion. This year the Memorial is putting a new spin on this classic education program by making Prelude to Invasion a living history experience. Prelude will still include the exhibits and...

Uncategorized / 23.03.2017

Robert Baden-Powell, writer of Scouting for Boys and founder of the Boy Scouts organization in England in 1910, stated “An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.”   Trustworthiness, obedience, loyalty, and responsibility are just a few characteristics that define a true...

#dday, D-Day, Love and War, National D-Day Memorial, Roanoke, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, Virginia, wartime love story, WDBJ7 / 14.02.2017

[caption id="attachment_17219" align="alignright" width="225"] Hayden Furrow, D-Day Veteran,during a school program at theNational D-Day Memorial[/caption] What better day to share one of my favorite love stories than Valentine’s Day? I’ve always been a sucker for a good love story whether it’s a book, movie, TV show,...

#dday, Army Nurse Corps, Black History Month, D-Day, Uncategorized, Women in WWII, Women's History, World War II, WWII / 09.02.2017

Hello, Again! This week, we are featuring another blog by another one of our spring interns, Meika. She is a senior at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and is double majoring in history and political science with aspirations to earn an M.A. in Public History and...