75th Anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal

By Paul Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. August 7th, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Marine landing on Guadalcanal. It was the start of one of the most important campaigns in World War II. There were smashing victories and bitter losses, acts of incredible heroism and unspeakable carnage. And at a critical moment, President Roosevelt … Continue reading 75th Anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal

From the Museum

Women in the Military Rag Dolls (MO 1945.47.13-16)   Millions of young Americans served in America’s military during World War II. With FDR’s support their ranks included 350,000 women, who served as nurses and in special service branches established throughout the military. In May 1941, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts proposed a bill to … Continue reading From the Museum