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

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

July 1943


JULY 1943

I can’t stop singing!

I feel so patriotic,
I could burst!

We were coming home
from a week at Grandma’s
when we stopped at
the newsstand at Union Station.
I didn’t know it
until I saw it,
but it seems every
magazine in the country
has an American flag
on the cover of its July issue.
It’s a red, white,
and blue bonanza!
Come on, join me—

"God bless America..."

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Magazine covers from author's personal collection.