Thanksgiving – Yesteryear

Pacific Paratrooper



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What was seen on the home front  1941-42…

Thanksgiving during WWII…

They’re celebrating Thanksgiving on this very day,
My thoughts are at home, though I’m far away;
I can see everyone, eating dinner deluxe,
Whether it be chicken, turkey or even duck;
The fellows over here won’t whimper or moan,
They’ll look to the next one and hope to be home.
Truly and honestly, from way down deep,
They want you to be happy and enjoy your feast.
These holidays are remembered by one and all,
Those happy days we can always recall.
The ones in the future, will be happier, I know
When we all come back from defeating the foe.

_______Poem by an Anonymous WWII Veteran

Thanksgiving for the troops 1941-42…..

For those of you who live where…

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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving – Yesteryear

  1. I appreciate you going back into my archives. This poem is one that meant a great to the men overseas and it should mean a lot to those who now benefit from their sacrifices.


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