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Ken Burns "War"

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Real Estate Agent with Sapphire Associates BK19209

One of the great TV programs of all time is now being shown on PBS television.

This is a fantastic opportunity for we senior citizens to remember, and for orthers to learn the story and the history of World War II, and the sacrificies that were made to mold this country into the home that, sometimes we take for granted.

There are many stories to be told by members of AR, and I would love to learn about them. Please contribute them to this post so that we can share your memories and remembrances.

Do you remember where you were on December 7, 1941. I do. I was at the Polo Grounds in New York City, watching a football game beween the New York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yes, there was a football team,  called the Brooklyn Dodgers. Midway through the 4th quarter, announcements starting coming over the PA system asking Admiral so and so to call his office, General so and so, please call your office, would the Washington correspondent of the New York Times, please call your office.

On the ride home, the radio talked about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and, of course, no one had the slightest idea as to the location of Pearl Harbor. It didn't take but another day, to find out and our lives were forever changed.

I will be adding more to this story in the days to come, and I am anxiously looking forward to receiving your imput.

RJ Curtis,ABR,e-Pro

rjcurtis1@cs.com

Gordon Sloan
Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate

Ronald... I concur.  It certainly was a different time.  Thank goodness we weren't as sophisticated then, as we think we are now.

We would be hard pressed to repeat our sacrifice.

Sep 26, 2007 10:01 AM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Ron, I've been watching and its awesome and very long overdue.  I wasn't born then but my family told me stories of life during that war.  For teenage girls it was awesomely exciting, what with all the military men around, for mothers like my grandmother, everyday was a challenge, just trying to feed the family.  Americans and others rose to the occassion and showed their resiliency.  I don't think we as a group could do that today, too many people NEED their big pickup trucks :-)

Sep 26, 2007 01:28 PM
Keith Perry
Coldwell Banker - Hiram, GA
REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta
Thank you Mr. Curtis for your courage and sacrifice. I myself am awed by your generation and the contribution to our country. My family has three that fought along side you then and read every letter sent to my aunts and grandmother.
Sep 27, 2007 10:44 AM