Friday, June 05, 2009

New World War II Site


If you know me at all (haha!), you'll know that I am deeply interested in World War II. I focused on that global conflict for my master's degree in grad school and I did my thesis on the German POW camp at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, that was housed there during the war.

My brothers and my dad also enjoy this era, so it's not uncommon for us to have discussions about new war movies or books or even talk about our relatives who fought in the war.

I discovered
a new site the other day - it's called the Greatest Generation Society. It's the perfect gathering place for WW2 enthusiasts because it employs social networking tools. You can post blogs, pictures, news articles, and just about anything else and then have discussions about them. It's a different format than a forum - and it's a fun format. One neat feature is the honoree section. Relatives of members who fought in the war are given a place of honor. This is at the core of the website's purpose - to remember those of the Greatest Generation.

I recently joined the staff of this website as an editor and historian, and I'm excited to see where this new endeavor will go. It's a perfect place to share my love of history with other like-minded individuals.

If you
get a moment, pop on over to the Greatest Generation Society and have a look around. Joining is free.

Don't forget - tomorrow (Saturday) is the 65th anniversary of D-Day, that momentous occasion that launched the liberation of Europe. Remember the sacrifice of those brave men on that day!

9 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoy the web editor job - sounds right up your alley!

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  2. I never forget D Day either.

    The site sounds great, I shall pop over there now.

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  3. Sounds like an exciting new adventure as well as more fodder for your stories!

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  4. Cool sounding site. Is it aimed at Americans? Or more global? Either way, as you say, it's right up your alley :)

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  5. Very interesting. I have a son who is extremely interested in this era. I'll pass this info along.

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  6. So glad you found that cool resourse site, Melissa!

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  7. Tess - It's probably more aimed at the Allies. :-)

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  8. Melissa! I'm so impressed. You're both brilliant and thoughtful. I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks for helping us all the be more mindful of the important stuff.

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  9. It's wonderful to see a site dedicated to preserving the stories and history of WWII. Thanks for telling us about it, and congrats on joining on as editor/historian!

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