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Idaho Public Television presents The Idaho Homefront: World War II

. . . we honor those twentieth century Americans who took up the struggle during the Second World War and made the sacrifices to perpetuate the gift our forefathers entrusted to us: a nation conceived in liberty and justice. Inscription at the WWII Memorial

It was a golden era, an American time. An innocent time of happiness amid a Great Depression. And then America shattered as the first bombs fell. She shattered, but America didn't fall to pieces. This is the story of those times and those people.

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The Idaho Pillar at the WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.

They were our fathers, our mothers, our friends. They were sent into a world they had only heard about. They came back different. Changed. And some times, they didn't come back. Those who fought the battles on this Homefront were changed as well. And America has never been the same.

The memories live in families and in scrapbooks. They live where people come together, and remember. We remember them. On Memorial Day, we remember. On Veteran's Day, we remember.

It was a time for the ages. For those who were there, the time of their lives. For those of us who remember, a time to hold and cherish. And those who are gone live on, in our memories and in our hearts.


A lot of people have contributed to the production The Idaho Homefront. We'd like to thank those who have made it possible.

walmart logoFunding provided in part by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Anne Staton Voilleque in memory of her Uncle Keith Ingalls, and by contributions from these supporters of Idaho Public Television: The Shelton Foundation, Pete and Freda Cenarrusa, Jane Pritchett, and Gritman Medical Center. Special thanks to Bob Wakefield.