With Memorial Day just the blink of an eye away and the Fourth of July just around the corner, I wanted to share some vintage patriotic pictures. I don't remember where I originally saw these but I have had them for a long, long time. So long in fact, I had to go to the external hard drive on my old desktop to find them. I would like to give credit where credit is due, so if any of you know where I might have gotten these, please let me know!
I have always loved Paper dolls and I think these are just about the sweetest ones I have ever seen!
Can't you just see a little girl in the 40's, sitting on the floor playing with these paper dolls while her family gathered around the radio, listening to the latest news from the war front!
I know these are scary times we live in now but imagine waiting and waiting and waiting to receive any news, before there were instant pictures and news coming across your TV screen or computer.
Imagine how scary it must have been as the news of Pearl Harbor reached the mainland. As families every where across America held their breath and listened as President Roosevelt gave his now famous Pearl Harbor speech.
I wasn't alive during World War II but it was probably the last war that our Country was united. I don't think I have EVER heard anyone say "we never should have gotten involved in WWII".
Regardless of your feelings about more recent conflicts, I hope that all of us take a few minutes this weekend to remember those who sacrificed everything so that we might enjoy the freedoms so many take for granted and to thank those who have served this great nation! God Bless America!
I'm linking this post to:
REDnesday at It's a Very Cherry World
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Ladyand Alphabe Thursday for the Letter A at Jenny Matlocks