There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives and in our daily tasks. Here at home everyone will have the privilege of making whatever self-denial is necessary, not only to supply our fighting men, but to keep the economic structure of our country fortified and secure during the war and after the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio broadcast to the nation, April 28, 1942

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On This Early Autumn Day



It’s sticky hot,
the leaves are only
beginning to turn
yellow and red,
and yet we have to
wrap presents
for the boys.
If they’re not mailed
soon, they’ll never
make it in time
for Christmas.
We're playing Santa
in September!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Poster courtesy Northwestern University Library.

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