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Historian Michael Eckers presents WWII: The Home Front
Join historian Michael Eckers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday September 24 at Decorah Public Library to learn about the hard work and sacrifices of the folks “back home” who toiled to support the troops fighting overseas in a variety of ways, both large and small, during World War II.
Decorah Public Library 202 Winnebago St Decorah, IA 52101
Ecker’s presentation “World War II – The Home Front” focuses on the personal and nationwide fight against a common enemy through resource rationing, recycling, scientific and industrial innovation, and financial contributions. From elementary students to the senior citizens, all Americans had a part to play: knitting, sewing, driving less, collecting milkweed pods, saving fats from cooking, eating less sugar- and more.
Eckers is an historian and author who has studied American history for more than 50 years. He is retired from Federal service including four years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. Eckers lived in southern Minnesota for most of his life and recently began traveling the country, speaking and writing. He is an active supporter of numerous historical and veterans groups in the Midwest and Florida and has published four books.
For more information, contact Carmen at the Decorah Public Library at 563-382-3717.