Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
Our heroes, pp. 68-85 PDF (4.1 MB)
OUR HEROES At the close of World War II the small community of Belleville listed one hundred fifty-eight people of the community and surrounding area who had served their country in the war. This included women too. Ten young men lost their lives, five were prisoners of war and one served as a fighter pilot in the R.A.F.. One had a destroyer named after him and one was in the funeral procession of the death of a president. All were heroes, if only for the fact that they served their country and community in time of need. Almost all the men and women of this community in the service of their country wrote to Mr. Adams. They thanked him for the paper, they praised the Red Cross for the things they received, and thanked the churches and ladies societies of their community for all they contributed. All the letters were interesting and timely. I did not intentionally leave out names or letters. It is my hope that you find that this is a cross section of all the letters and news items and you will share with me the feeling of a time gone.
Copyright 1983 by Rosemary Ziehli