We would never have won the war without the support of American women at the home front. They rolled up their sleeves to work in factories building whatever the troops needed for battle, all while keeping their families together.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Barbara Post-Askin, author of the memoir Reflections of Liberty, was a special guest speaker for the Village Veterans Club located at the University Village. The event was well attended.
The topic of discussion was “Women Who Have Served & Supported Our Armed Services.” Barbara stated, “We would never have won the war without the support of American women at the home front. They rolled up their sleeves to work in factories building whatever the troops needed for battle, all while keeping their families together. Their dedication inspired patriotism and the courage to face tough challenges at a critical time.”
Barbara expressed concern at the scaling down of our military, given today’s dangerous world. She explained that lessons learned and described in Reflections of Liberty should serve as a warning that history can repeat itself, as weakness invites aggression.
Barbara Post-Askin was born June 5, 1931 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York during the Great Depression and World War II. Barbara's journey through these challenging times inspired her thirst for history and validated the power of liberty America was built on.
In her memoir, the stories of Barbara Post-Askin’s struggles and triumphs during many of the darkest years of this country’s history illuminate the forgotten potential of the American people. These tales of experience take us back to a time when freedom, hard work, perseverance, and family connections were the undeniable rights of our young nation’s population. From the steam ships that carried hopeful immigrants to this new land of opportunity, to the tragedies surrounding the brutality of World War II, Reflections of Liberty takes readers on a journey of national, spiritual, and personal revival. Braided with humor and romance, but also fear and uncertainty, these stories remind readers of the power of interpersonal trust and connection, while also shedding light on the dangerous parallels that are becoming ever more visible between today’s political climate and that of an early 20th century America.
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