It’s been a wonderful and productive Women’s History month for “Mollie’s War” as we’ve traveled across Illinois from Johnsburg to Belleville to Batavia and lots of places in between telling Mollie’s story and the history of the women who served in the Army during WWII. I’ve met lots of interesting people and so many people who have a connection to WWII. One woman told about her mother who graduated high school during WWII and was given a temporary teaching certificate so that she could teach in her small Illinois town where they needed teachers. Another woman told me about her career as a WAC and how it turned into a career in civilian life. A man talked about being a history teacher and not knowing very much about the WACs and what they did in the military. Some female college students who were returning Veterans were just fascinated by Mollie’s story. Several people commented that they did not know that WACs went overseas. For me it was a real treat to speak to an Army Reserve unit in Forest Park. Meeting these Soldiers and interacting with them about my mother’s story made me so appreciate all the sacrifices that my mother and all of these Soldiers make every day.