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Somethin' to Write Home About: Military

An exhibit featuring letters from the Regional History Center Collections

Military Service

When military men and women are called to serve they sacrifice their personal lives, leaving behind families and jobs, to fight for their country’s freedom. Letters to and from home are essential for the soldiers and their loved ones to lift spirits and help them through tough times and long, lonely days. While the means of communication have changed over time, one thing remains constant: the need to know that their loved ones are safe. Even though these military personnel and family members did not realize the importance at the time, each correspondence provides valuable documentation of firsthand accounts of difficult living conditions, battles, and wartime efforts on the home front.