I remember as a child being surprised that the war had not started on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941 -- it had been raging in Europe for more than two years before the United States officially got involved.
When I go to estate sales, I seek out war letters and photos to send to the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. Reading wartime correspondence, and seeing original photographs taken by soldiers, gives us a different perspective on what war is all about, than "official" histories.
To commemorate the soldiers and their loved ones on the home front, here are some links to previous blog posts I've written with a World War II theme.
War Letters: Your Unknown Admirer
For D-Day: Untold Stories of the Third Army
War Letters: The Yankyettes
The Tiny Tea Set, During a Time of War