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A love story that began on New Year's Eve, 1945 [Eagle Archives]
A love story that began on New Year's Eve, 1945 [Eagle Archives]

Much of the time, history can be the dry stuff of names and facts or memorized dates found in textbooks. Nothing can bring history alive more than our own memories or growing up listening to the recollections of our parents or grandparents. This year marks 70 years since the end of World War II, a time during which many endured the depravities of war overseas or supported the effort stateside. Much of that dreary and difficult day-to-day support took place just down the road in Washington D.C. In his book, "Washington Goes to War," journalist David Brinkley wrote that Washington, "a sleepy, old-style Southern town … [came] alive … with personality, with drama...

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