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I met Steve Schaefer in the early years of this decade because of our shared association with Pillars of Honor, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to giving a day of honor to World War II veterans too weak to take their Honor Flight. After my husband and I opened each program with World War II songs, Steve, the Pillars of Honor president, would give a few remarks, always introducing himself... Read more of this blog post »
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Courageous Women of the Vietnam War (History)
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Description: A young adult collective biography featuring women from all sides of the Vietnam War.
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Women Heroes of World War I by Kathryn J. Atwood
"Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics is written by Kathryn J. Atwood and pays homage to sixteen women heroes that participated in the first World War as resisters, warriors, spies, journalist, and medic..." Read more of this review »
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"Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue is written by Kathryn J. Atwood and pays homage to twenty-six women heroes that participated in World War II as spies, saboteurs, resistance leaders, and rescu..." Read more of this review »
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“But most of these women -- the famous and the obscure -- had one thing in common: they did not think of themselves as heroes. They followed their consciences, saw something that needed to be done, and they did it. And all of them helped win a war, even though many of them paid the ultimate price for their contribution. But their sacrifice was not in vain, especially if their courage continues to inspire others to fight injustice and evil wherever they find it.
--From Women Heroes of WWII
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“Ironically, the memory of the women heroes of World War I was largely eclipsed by the very women they had inspired. The more blatant evil enacted into law by Nazi Germany during the Second World War ensured that those who fought against it would continue to fascinate long after the first war had become a vague, unpleasant memory—one brought to mind only by fading photographs of serious, helmeted young men standing in sandbagged trenches or smiling young women in ankle-length nursing uniforms, or by the presence of poppies in Remembrance Day ceremonies.”
Kathryn J. Atwood, Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

“During the conflict that was placed before them, they not only gained the gratitude of many in their own generation but they proved, for the first time on a global scale, the enormous value of a woman’s contribution, paving the way for future generations of women to do the same.”
Kathryn J. Atwood, Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

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