PAWTUCKET -- It seems like every person who lived through World War II has a story to tell. The war impacted everyone in the country back in the 1940s. Young men were drafted or enlisted in the military. Some able-bodied men worked in essential jobs and were required to continue in those jobs to help produce war materials for use by our armed services.
Women moved into the work force, too, gaining a foothold in the working world that they would never lose.
The Times is running low on its photos of veterans for the April 11 Military Page. That means this is a good week to send in a photo of your favorite military hero, whether active, deceased or just an aging veteran.
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PAWTUCKET â€” A split second after Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket Board of Trustees member John Hoffman had announced the victor, club staff member Shirley Rodriguez immediately began weeping tears of elation.
â€śI wanted to jump for joy, but I couldn't; it wouldn't have been very professional, not in my job,â€ť Rodriguez explained after her friend, St. Raphael Academy freshman Coral Santos, had been selected the club's 2011 â€śYouth of the Yearâ€ť on Thursday night.