War Bonds and the Difference They Made
October 29, 2010
Defense bonds were issued by the U.S. Government to help finance military operations during WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the name was changed to War Bonds. Extensive advertising went out on the radio and newspapers to promote war bonds. They were a great way for those at home to help contribute to the national defense. Everyone helped, from famous celebrities to artists to baseball players. Norman Rockwell became the #1 artist to promote the bonds. Famous composers, such as Irving Berlin for "God Bless America" and "Any Bonds Today", became very popular along with Rita Hayworth, Betty Davis, and Greer Garson, who played a huge roll in raising $838,540,000 worth of bonds.
In honor of all those individuals who made a difference for our country, join us Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Blue Springs North Branch for an EbzB Production of War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II - a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. This multi-media living history cabaret in interspersed with personal letters from the front and headline news of the period. The production is a warm reminiscence and the harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside down.
Blue Springs North Branch