Yesterday we asked you to tell us what you would say to the many American families who have lost a loved one in service to the U.S., and your responses showed your respect, admiration, and compassion for the sacrifices these families make every day without their fallen hero. Below are the tweets selected by NHD as the top five from registered users:
- @JustinJCMyers @NationalHistory Our nation and its citizens are forever indebted to your loved one. Thank you for your sacrifice. #Sacrifice4Freedom
- @MacEscalante You, just like the loved ones you lost, are also heroes for unselfishly sharing their lives for freedom and peace of all #Sacrifice4Freedom
- @DakotaStrode George Washington has got this all to right. Thank you to those who try to accomplish this goal. #Sacrifice4Freedom pic.twitter.com/ztbM9KlUEj
- @The_Seiam @NationalHistory #Sacrifice4Freedom “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway
- @RushJoeli @NationalHistory that Churchill said it best “never was so much owed by so many to so few.” #Sacrifice4Freedom
Today’s prompt requires you to consider the role of women during WWII. This may take a little research on your part, but we know that you are up to the challenge. Remember, this is the #Sacrifice4Freedom contest, and while facts and figure are important, global context and impact are key.
Make sure you consider these things when crafting your response to the prompt: Col. Oveta Culp Hobby, said women in WWII “were measured as citizens of the nation not as women.” Why? #Sacrifice4Freedom
Looking forward to seeing what Day 3 of #Sacrifice4Freedom will bring!
Register and see the stream of responses here: http://www.nhd.org/SacrificeContest.htm.