North Carolina's World War II Experience

From the European and Pacific theaters to the homefront, North Carolina was in the forefront of World War II.  In this two-hour original presentation, we hear poignant stories of the war and its impact - among them, from Marines who fought at Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal, a paratrooper who jumped over Normandy, and a soldier who stumbled into a Nazi concentration camp. We hear what it was like to be a child and a young soldier's wife during this frightening time, and the pride in building Liberty Ships for the war effort. In doing so, we gain a better understanding of a state, its people, and a generation who responded when their country needed them.


We were honored to meet folks who feel they did "nothing special;" yet, who inspire with their resilience and determination to ride out the storms they endured.