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Lean On Me 1940s: WWII War Effort on the Home Front Kaylee Trotter & Hayley Reed U.S. History/Kawasaki Decades Project.

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1 Lean On Me 1940s: WWII War Effort on the Home Front Kaylee Trotter & Hayley Reed U.S. History/Kawasaki Decades Project

2 Sometimes, in our life, we all have pain, we all have sorrow. June 1942 Gas demonstration: Reconditioning gas masks for civilian defense use at the gas mask factory Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.

3 But, if we are wise. We know that theres always tomorrow. 1942: Uncle Sam pointing through the stripes of the American Flag

4 Lean on me, when your not strong, and Ill be your friend, Ill help you carry on. June 4, 1943: The public school children of the South- Central District of Chicago purchased $263, worth of war bonds and stamps.

5 For, it wont be long. Til Im gonna need somebody to lean on. January 07 Stanton Trotter –Patrolling in Afghanistan during his 3 rd tour of duty fighting for our freedom –Currently serving as an Army Chaplain over in Afghanistan

6 Please swallow your pride. If I have things you need to borrow WW2 poster: –Asking Americans to conserve meat during the war –You were only allowed a certain portion per week depending on your age

7 For no one can fill. Those of your needs that you wont let show. 2003: –Men preparing before a crusade being led by a chaplain to make them spiritually ready as well as physically ready

8 You just call on me brother when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on. March 1943: –Rationing was one of the most important efforts done on the home front –Many different items were rationed. Everything from steel to meat

9 I just might have a problem that youll understand, we all need somebody to lean on. September 11, 2001 –Twin Towers were hit by terrorists who hijacked planes –Thousands of loved ones were lost within minutes

10 Lean on me, when youre not strong, and Ill be your friend, Ill help you carry on WW2 poster: –The war effort was done mostly in factories where the public worked to keep our men fighting –Women also began to work in the factories due to a shortage of men

11 For, it wont be long. Til Im gonna need somebody to lean on WW2 poster: –Encouraging people to buy war stamps and bonds to help fund the military –Showing that soldiers give 100% for our freedom, so we can give 10% for their safety

12 You just call on me brother when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on. March 31, 2003 –An American soldier carrying a wounded Iraqi to safety despite the ridicule that some Iraqis give to these soldiers

13 I just might have a problem that youll understand. We all need somebody to lean on WW2 posters: –People in all areas, rural and urban alike, worked the soil to raise food for their families, friends, and neighbors –Gardening enabled more supplies to be shipped to our troops around the world

14 If there is a load. You have to bear, that you cant carry WW2 poster: –The men of our nation working to keep our soldiers fighting –One man in a factory, with the other one on the battle field

15 Im right up the road. Ill share your load if you just call me. March 27, 2003 Iraq War: –Soldiers traveling up the road to Baghdad Hilla carrying supplies for many soldiers

16 Call me if you need a friend. Call me… 1941 War Emergency Radio Service: –Civilian Defense radio volunteers transformed the radio in this police car into a short wave War Emergency Radio Service set –Permits constant two-way contact with the control center


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