Military Memories Blog Post: May 31 – Soldier Stories

May 31: Soldier Stories. As we conclude Military Memories, I have two prompts for you today. 1. I am grateful for the service of my ancestors because …….. and 2. I am grateful for the service of today’s soldiers because ……… #militarymemories

Lost_CoverThank you for participating in Military Memories this month. For more information on World War II records, please read my Generations blog and sign up for my Author newsletter for tips, resources, and news on upcoming book releases and educational offerings. And be sure to read my latest book, Stories of the Lost also available through my Author website.

© 2014, Jennifer Holik, Generations

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Military Memories Blog Post: May 30 – After The War

May 30: After The War.  How did the WWII era affect your family from then until now? Did someone lose a spouse and remarry? Were there blended families? Did the patriotism and desire to join the military become instilled in every generation that followed? #militarymemories

After the war, for reasons unknown to me at this time, all the sons of my grandpa Joseph Holik, joined the military for a short period of time. The man that stayed in for a length of time was my father, who after active duty served in the Naval Reserves most of his life. Perhaps these men felt a duty to country or a duty to prevent future wars which took away their father. This is something I need to investigate.

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Military Memories Blog Post: May 29 – After The War

May 29:  After The War.  Write about life after war. What did your ancestor come home to when his or her service ended? Marriage? A job? Family? College? Did he or she enlist to serve again? #militarymemories

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Joseph Holik with family – wife Libbie, mother in-law Anna, son Bob, and son Thomas

Spend some time talking to family members about life after the war. There was a baby boom as soldiers returned home, married, and started families that had been put off for many years. Not only were there more babies born but the economy was good, soldiers were offered the opportunity to attend college on the G.I. Bill, and life in general began changing rapidly as technology made life better for everyone.

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