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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Another Christmas



Another Christmas.
This is the fourth
since Pearl Harbor.
I hate being selfish,
but isn’t there anything
besides war bonds
that Santa can leave
me this year?

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Christmas card from author's collection. Note: to see the inside of the card more clearly, click on the image.

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