Our lives at Smith Mountain Lake have been affected by the men and women of past eras in ways we rarely think about. Sometimes it brings us greater appreciation for the lives we have been blessed with today to be reminded of those gone on before us. World War 2 brought many changes in women’s roles in the conflict and in our culture. It is an interesting part of history. If you have the time to go out and hear this presentation Wed. eve. take a look at this article in the Roanoke Times Online for the details.
April Cheek, director of education at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, will speak on “The New Industrial Woman in World War II” Wednesday, Aug.15th at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish on Virginia Rt. 122.
The presentation, which includes photos from the World War II era, is free and open to the public. It has been arranged by the Smith Mountain Lake Friends of the National D-Day Memorial. Groups co-sponsoring the event include the American Association of University Women, Smith Mountain Branch; Moneta Lions Club; Moneta Ruritans; SHEDOOS; Smith Mountain Arts Council; and Women’s Club of Smith Mountain Lake.
Among the items on display will be original posters from World War II, courtesy of lake residents Lee and Karol Armbuster.
For more information, call Jim Morrison at (540) 721-1991 or Bob Lindell at (540) 297-0020.
Thanks to the Roanoke Times Online for this information.