Well, we finished another Women’s History month as we traveled the state of Illinois–mostly in person but one on zoom. We were mainly in the north and northwest suburbs as well as the city of Chicago. We don’t meet many WWII Veterans anymore but some Korean War Veterans and Vietnam Veterans. However, we meet many children of the WWII Veterans. It is always a great experience to hear the stories. One woman talked about her mother and father who were dating at the time–and both decided to enlist. Her mother qualified but her father did not! So, her mother served but her father helped in the war effort. What a story!

One woman who served in the military for over 25 years said it right—my mother’s generation led the way for her to serve and then her generation led the way for the next generation to serve and so on!