PURE GRIT: HOW AMERICAN WWII NURSES SURVIVED BATTLE AND PRISON CAMP IN THE PACIFIC.
This year the program featured Ex-POWs from Bataan and Corregidor, as well as Tuskegee Airmen, one of the first black American aviators to serve in combat, the Tuskegee Airmen were pilots whose heroic World War II exploits helped persuade President Harry Truman to end segregation across the entire military.
In COURAGE HAS NOT COLOR by Tanya Lee Stone you can read the story of America's first black paratroopers, known as the Triple Nickles. These men fought a little-known World War II attack on the American West by the Japanese.
Any veterans in your family tree? Go ahead and name them in the comments. Veteran's Day is a holiday to honor all who have served our country.
My father-in-law landed at Normandy one month after D-Day and fought in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge. My mother-in-law also wore army boots! Seriously, she was a 1st Lieutenant. My father and a brother also served. And okay, this is going way back, but my a relative served in the Civil War and another in the American Revolution.