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Real Life Rosie

Real Life Rosie

Early in my junior year, I was asked to choose a primary source document and research its historical context. I choose one of Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers, the first representation of Rosie the Riveter. She would become an ...
Veterans and Director Christian Taylor in the Chicago Screening of The Girl Who Wore Freedom on July 24th, 2019

6 Questions from Our Chicago Focus Group

On July 24th, 2019 we had our first official focus group event of The Girl Who Wore Freedom at the Lake Theater in Chicago, IL. This was an incredible milestone and we were glad to have some heartfelt conversations with ...
Gen. Eisenhower with the troops

This Great and Noble Undertaking

As the date for the landings at Normandy drew closer, General Dwight D. Eisenhower knew better than most what lay before the men under his command. In February 1944, he began writing a letter to the soldiers- many of whom ...
Uncle John

The Right Thing to Do

Last spring, my husband and I hired a driver to show us the legendary countryside of Tuscany. Remo’s first question, “Would you like to see a beautiful cemetery?” was an unexpected surprise. As we drove south from our hotel in ...
With a Little Help from our Friends

With a Little Help from our Friends

Friendship is a recurring theme that weaves through The Girl Who Wore Freedom. You can see the friendship that evolved between the young French children and their liberators. There are the friendships that have grown between the people of Normandy ...
French families

While the Flag Waves

The French people in Normandy love our flag, especially in June. It hangs from shop windows, it flutters on restored army jeeps, it’s wrapped around babies and children in strollers, it’s sewn on sleeves of army jackets, and it’s printed ...
Mauldin's Rain

Pictures of War

There is a meme with a picture of a T-Rex with his tiny little arms trying to reach the top shelf of the kitchen cabinet, the words across the top read, “The struggle is real.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek way of ...
Heroes of Rescue Flotilla One

Heroes of Rescue Flotilla One

We have shared many stories of service and sacrifice from D-Day involving the Army and Navy but what about the Coast Guard. Many are unaware of the unique and important role the Coast Guard played on D-Day. Shortly after sunrise ...
Remembrances of a French Village's Longest Day - Part 2

Remembrances of a French Village’s Longest Day – Part 2

This week we are excited to share part 2 from an interview by Cecile Patrix, mother of Dany Patrix-The Girl Who Wore Freedom, for the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. This piece was originally featured in the LA Times, ...
Remembrances of a French Village's Longest Day - Part 1

Remembrances of a French Village’s Longest Day – Part 1

This week we are excited to share some excerpts from an interview by Cecile Patrix, mother of Dany Patrix-The Girl Who Wore Freedom, for the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. This piece was originally featured in the LA Times, ...

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