Have you ever heard of the Tuskegee Airmen? In celebration of Veterans' Day 2019, NWPA Stories will highlight a local family whose ranks include one of the famous African American military fighters of World War II and whose family has honorably served our country for generations.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice between the Allies and Germany that ended the bloodshed of World War I. In commemoration of this event, we want to share with you the history of the namesakes of our local veterans organizations: Cleo J. Ross and Bruce Shorts.
The year was 1942. The United States had been at war for just over one year. Fighting was fierce in the Pacific, Africa, and Europe.On Saturday, December 26, 1942, The Titusville Herald reproduced an Associated Press story about how Americans were keeping the Christmas spirit alive on the homefront. The article read: