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Beloit: Sons and Daughters in War and Peace

World War II

Before 1941 the majority of the United States believed we should remain isolated and not become involved in the growing conflict. Sentiments were beginning to change gradually but the Japanese attack on 7 December 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii changed opinions almost overnight and more people felt it their duty to serve. Beloit students were no different and during the war years they served in the armed forces and took part in activities such as selling war bonds and working with the Red Cross.


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