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Living History

A remarkable young man from Conyers took on a project to learn more about a WWII flyer who gave his life fighting the Nazis. Ben Smart has excelled in school and in Junior ROTC. Now, he says he has...

June 5, 2014

GPB's WWII Oral History Project

A few years ago we in the Education Division got the idea that interviewing Georgia World War II veterans might be a worthwhile project. The journalist Tom Brokaw had published his book, The...

August 28, 2013

Pearl Harbor Day

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on American soil in Hawaii. Incidents like this that happened in America’s relatively recent past can be difficult to explain and...

December 7, 2012

Veterans Day Content for the Classroom

The holiday immediately following Halloween is, in fact, not Thanksgiving. Though it is appropriate that the two share a month, Veterans Day is the next holiday. For us, it is more than a much-...

November 7, 2012

Sharing and Preserving Veterans' Stories

Monday, May 28 is reserved to honor Memorial Day, established as a national holiday by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971. Formerly, it was called Decoration Day and was celebrated at...

May 24, 2012