As we complete another Women’s History month telling Mollie’s story, I am touched by all of the comments and stories that I have heard along the way. Everyone seems to have a link to WWII. A woman in Yorkville talked about wanting her 14 year old granddaughter to learn about the history of the WACs in WWII. It was so neat to meet a woman who was a WAC in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1950’s. I enjoyed hearing from the men who served in WWII–and seeing the replica of a plane that one of the men flew. Just yesterday at the Railroad Retirement Board Workplace Diversity committee program for Women’s History month, a woman told me the story of her mother’s service as a WAAC (a year before my mother) stationed in some of the places where my mother was stationed. We traveled the state from Palatine to Mattoon and lots of places in between!
I had a wonderful time presenting my program, The Journey to Mollie’s War, to the Eli Skinner DAR meeting on Thursday (March 3) during Women’s History Month. I was so touched when they honored my mother’s story and her memory with their Women in American History award for her remarkable life of service to her country and family.