O. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

April 9 is the day observed to honor those veterans who have served their country while being held captive in enemy territory.

April 9 is the day observed to honor those veterans who have served their country while being held captive in enemy territory. The day also honors the family of the prisoners of war and their long and anxious wait to see their family again.

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Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp | 27:Fifty
Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp | 27:Fifty

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One particularly grim location which is tied to the American Civil War is the Andersonville prison camp, in Georgia. Between February 1864 to April 1865, Andersonville was a Confederate prison camp...
The Enemy in Our Own Backyard!
The Enemy in Our Own Backyard!

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For many rural counties, the only exposure to the infamous Nazis was from newspapers, newsreels, and other war time propaganda which portrayed these soldiers as arrogant, deceitful, and even evil...

Vanishing Generation, Part 4 - Prisoner of War
Vanishing Generation, Part 4 - Prisoner of War

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Tom Grove, prisoner of war survivor, recalls the Battle of the Bulge, and says that is where he got his first combat injury. He was taken prisoner that day, after a German tank pulled up in front of...
Vanishing Generation, Part 8 - Liberated
Vanishing Generation, Part 8 - Liberated

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Tom Grove, prisoner of war survivor, tells the story of being in his second prison camp, and hearing bombing way off in the distance, and how the noise of artillery got louder and closer, along with...
Overview VII: Remembering and Forgetting | Holocaust
Overview VII: Remembering and Forgetting | Holocaust

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"When I tell the story of my life, it takes me quite a while to get back to normal. I get nightmares. I don't mind having nightmares in order that future generations can benefit from it." —Ben Stern...
Overview IV: The Holocaust
Overview IV: The Holocaust

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"One day we heard someting that was very disturbing to all of us. We heard for the first time about Auschwitz in Poland. That's where the killing was done. That we would be sent there, and that we...