"Veterans Remember War's End," An article on World War II veterans from The Anderson Independent

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In this article from The Anderson Independent, World War II veterans from the area discuss their recollections of the end of the war. From this newspaper article, students learn about local veterans and how people in the community experienced the war.


Cohen, Sharon.  “Veterans remember war’s end.”  The Anderson Independent, 7 May 1995: A11. Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism Commission, Pendleton, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 5-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the economic boom-and-bust in America in the 1920s and 1930s, its resultant political instability, and the subsequent worldwide response.

Indicator 5-4.3 Explain the principal events related to the United States’ involvement in World War II—including the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the invasion in Normandy, Pacific island hopping, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and the role of key figures in this involvement such as Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler.
Note: Although this document was originally posted as part of a lesson specifically designed to teach the above standard(s), other Social Studies Standards may apply.


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World War II

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