The Ticonderoga Historical Society will commemorate U.S. entry into World War II with a free public program on Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
“We’ll Meet Again: The Home Front in World War II” will take a look at the significant efforts of the men, women and children who helped staff coastal defenses, established victory gardens, took over jobs in factories and farms, and otherwise contributed to support the overall war effort.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States’ entry into the war. “Wars are not only fought on battlefields,” said program presenter Diane O’Connor. “The physical and emotional support of the citizens at home was a vital element in ultimate victory. During World War II, citizens took part in bond and scrap drives, put up with shortages and rationing of food and materials, stepped into jobs vacated by young men in factories and on farms, and otherwise supported the war effort in a remarkable manner. We have to ask if we would be up to facing those challenges today.”
The program will be held outdoors, under a tent and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.