19 January 2011

New Lineage Society -- Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans

The Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans is a program of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Nimitz Education and Research Center.
Per the society,
“Sixteen million men and women served in the Armed Forces of the United States in World War II, at home, at sea and on battlefields from North Africa, Italy, France and Germany to Burma, China, the islands of the Pacific and the skies over Japan. They were ordinary Americans, called from every walk of life to resist and ultimately vanquish the most powerful armed forces ever raised on earth. 405,399 died in the service of the nation and the cause.
The Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans preserves their legacy and offers their descendants the opportunity to establish genealogically consistent proof of descent from a qualifying veteran. The service of a family member in the greatest of all struggles for freedom and a secure future is a landmark in the story of any American family.”
A qualifying veteran is a man or woman who served in a Branch of the United States Armed Forces, being the United States Army, United States Army Corps/Air Force, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine, at any time during the period from 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1946.
Full details as well as research guidance and a veterans/members search engine are found at http://www.sonsanddaughtersofww2veterans.org/index.asp

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