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1425 -- Sacrifices on the margins
echsdoc
I was thinking about indirect sacrifices for our country. In my generation, almost every family had the maiden aunt phenomenon. These would be women who never married, because their "intendeds" died in WWI, as with Aunt Olga and Aunt Mabel. In WWII pretty much every family did its share. My two uncles, Uncle Don and Uncle Jim both served in the war. I even have a Nazi belt buckle that my Uncle Don gave me. It has the swastika and Gott Mit Uns on it. My dad, who had children, was taken by the government and made a guard at the Gillette Tire Plant, which had been converted to making munitions. The whole country was on rations because of limited supplies. Thanks also to those who sacrificed in less visible ways.

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