Storyteller has mission to focus on historic facts
Mary J. Fears wants to get out the real story of African-Americans´ past for the future.
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Duty, independence part of war effort
Head wrapped in a red bandanna, the woman shown flexing her arm in those iconic 1940s posters of Rosie the Riveter could just as easily have depicted Laura Lavery.
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World War II
‘Day of infamy’ remembered
More than six decades later, voices of area World War II veterans are heard by those preserving their memories.
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» Family's 60-year quest for closure ends in Austria
» War’s bitter memories still assault his senses
Blue Star banner symbolizes service
Its look -- a blue star centered inside a white field surrounded by a red rectangle -- is as simple as its message: One of mine is supporting all of us.
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» Hospital makes deal to treat war wounded
Two WWII veterans -- pilot and plane -- reunited
Bits of bright orange rust lie scattered in the sun around the old aviation engine. Corrosion has melted the magnesium manifold.
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DeLand Naval Air Musuem
DeLand museum preserves WWII history
The Navy also operated an airbase in DeLand during World War II, where the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum now stands.
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» Rare WWII plane roosts here
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