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Share your stories

National call for

National call for

World War II veterans

to share their stories

     Glendale Industries continues to reach out to all World War II veterans to share their stories, letters, and narratives about their experiences during World War II. These will be compiled in a book titled, "Theaters of War: We Remember," and will be available in stores, in Glendale's catalogs, and to schools and libraries. The American Battle Monuments Commission, which is responsible for the creation of The National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has endorsed this project. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the memorial.

     Americans owe an extraordinary debt to the 16 million men and women who, in World War II, marched forth in the service of their country united in a common cause. They left their families, endured endless hardships, experienced tragedy and despair, gave all they had to give, and saw the best and worst of human nature. They liberated Europe, restored peace in the Pacific, and then returned home to strengthen our economy, enrich our society, and create opportunities for the generations that succeeded them. We owe it to these veterans to preserve their indomitable spirit, exceptional commitment, and willing sacrifices.

     World War II veterans owe something additional to us, as well: to share their memories for future generations, so that we may gain insight from their recounted experiences and not forget the wrenching events of war or risk its repetition. Sen. Bob Dole, National Chairman of the World War II Memorial Campaign, has stated ". . . in another 50 years . . . there will be no one left who heard those voices. It is important that we remember the voices and deeds of those young men and women who liberated whole continents from tyranny . . ."

     World War II veterans or families of World War II veterans wishing to be included in this important historical project should send their letters, comments, and narratives - short or long, paragraphs or pages - directly to Glendale. Please include name and address. Mail them to 192 Paris Avenue, Northvale NJ 07647-2016. Fax them to 201-767-3323. Or e-mail them to

     Glendale is an international catalog company that outfits military, police, and fire unit honor guards, color guards, and drill teams. The American Battle Monuments Commission is an independent agency of the executive branch of government. For more information on the memorial or to make a donation, the American Battle Monuments Commission can be reached at 1-800-639-4WW2.