#MilitaryMonday

Military thank you

In the USA, the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida has put together an exhibit to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II‬.

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All of us probably know or knew someone who served during the war, so please mention below in the comments who your member of the Greatest Generation is.

For me, it was my paternal Grandparents. Grandad flew Lancaster bombers for the RAF that assaulted Nazi Germany, while, my Grandmother served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as a meteorologist.

My maternal Grandparents were also in the fight against the Axis powers, with Grandad serving as a US Navy pilot in the Pacific and Grandma was a WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), Their official name was the U.S. Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve), but the nickname as the WAVES stuck.

WAVES Recruiting poster. World War II brought the need for additional personnel. The US Navy organized to recruit women into a separate women's auxiliary, labeled Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES). WAVES served in varied positions around the continental U.S. and in Hawaii.

WAVES Recruiting poster.
World War II brought the need for additional personnel. The US Navy organized to recruit women into a separate women’s auxiliary, labeled Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES). WAVES served in varied positions around the continental U.S. and in Hawaii.

Just about everyone heeded the call to play their part, do their duty and contribute in some way. Endless thanks to the Greatest Generation and for those serving today in the cause of freedom!

Info: National Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32506

(850) 452-3604

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