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

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The News



The war goes on
and yet, I think an end
may be in sight.
I'm totally obsessed
with the news, so I
must walk to the library
every day only to be
faced with papers
a day old or older,
the reports inside their
pages no longer new.
Still, it will have to do
until the church bells
ring out news of victory
using no words at all.

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Poster courtesy North Carolina Digital Collections.

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