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A Season of Thanksgiving

A Season of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes to us this year in a season of unusual unrest, uncertainty, and unexpected hardships. As we near the end of this tumultuous year, it may seem difficult to focus on thoughts of thanksgiving, especially as we spend the ...
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His Life for His Friends

His Life for His Friends

What does it take for a person to die for the sake of others? What is it that makes a young man of only 22 willing to intentionally sacrifice his own life for the sake of his fellow soldiers? That’s ...
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A WWII veteran in a selfie with some French teens

5 Fast Facts on Veterans

Happy Veterans Day! This Veterans Day, instead of just saying “thank you for your service," we thought we would get to know this fantastic group. Here are five things you may not know about veterans. 1. Veterans in America For ...
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Silver Lining Gratitude

Silver Lining Gratitude

Each November in the United States, we set aside a special day to honor our veterans' service and sacrifice on November 11th. However, in Normandy, France, remembering and honoring a veteran is a way of life and is not confined ...
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An exhibit at LAtelier for the Signal Corps - Sgt. Robert Miller

Bonus Material: Forgotten Letters

Many thanks to everyone who has recently watched The Girl Who Wore Freedom, either virtually or in-person at one of our recent film festival appearances. There are more festivals in our future; for full details, check out our festivals page ...
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Christian and Hunter Taylor at the Boston Film Festival

Stories from the Road-Film Festivals

Just like everyone else this year, our The Girl Who Wore Freedom team saw all of our plans change due to COVID-19. One of the most significant changes was to our film festival run, which was supposed to begin in ...
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Staff Sergeant Rice of the 101st Airborne standing in front of the reenactors

GRUELING GLORY – The March on Carentan

When I began writing my new novel, Fragments of Light, I knew I wanted to explore the word 'Brave.' I did so by contrasting two stories taking place in different time periods—one woman’s battle to cope with the fallout of ...
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Anxiety vs. Anticipation

Anxiety vs. Anticipation

Tremendous jubilation in the U.S. and Europe occurred on May 8, 1945; V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day). Certainly, there was good reason to rejoice, but the war still raged on in the Pacific. WWII was not over. How many ...
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World War 2 Victory Mail

Moments in Time

Last week Janie Crosswell Miller introduced us to her parents, Harry and Mary Jo Crosswell. Their story is like so many families from this era that faced long separations because of the war. Their commitment “to remain together while apart” ...
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Together While Apart

Together While Apart

Janie Miller and her husband, Bob, became supporters of The Girl Who Wore Freedom when she came across a social media post from our Facebook account. Both of their fathers served in World War II, so honoring soldiers and telling ...
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