Bea Abrams Cohen, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1920 and lives in Westchester, did Rosie the Riveter-style work during World War II before enlisting in the Army. “I wanted to pay back for being an American,” she says. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / April 18, 2012)
The picture shows a woman bidding her boyfriend goodbye, as he leaves to fight in World War I. It is not known whether he returned safely after the war. It was on this day (August 4) in the year 1914 that Britain declared war on Germany
Last Angel of Bataan. Mildred Dalton Manning died March 8 at age 98. She was an Army nurse held prisoner by the Japanese in the Philippines for almost three years during World War II.