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Legacy Washington releases book of World War II profiles

Legacy Washington releases book of World War II profiles

(Image courtesy of Legacy Washington) A new book featuring a dozen gripping profiles of Washingtonians who served in World War II has just been released by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington team. “Washington Remembers World War II” tells personal stories from the global conflict in which the state played a key role. The book is a tribute to the veterans and citizens who lived through unimaginable horrors, as well as the “Rosie the riveters” on the home…

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Wyman honors World War II writing contest winners

Wyman honors World War II writing contest winners

Secretary Wyman with three of the World War II writing contest winners (from left), Sajid Amin, Remi Frederick and Elizabeth Min. (Photo courtesy Laura Mott)  Secretary Wyman has honored four students as state champions in an essay and letter-writing contest marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The contest, sponsored by our Legacy Washington program, asked students in grades 8 through 11 to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or an essay…

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Winners of World War II writing contest announced

Winners of World War II writing contest announced

Four Washington students have been named state champions in an essay and letter-writing contest marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asked students in grades 8 through 11 to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or an essay describing what the war means to them. This year’s winners (and the names of their letters/essays) are: 8th grade: Remi Frederick…

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Library tourney quarterfinal #4: Asahel Curtis photos vs. Dr. Seuss booklet on malaria

Library tourney quarterfinal #4: Asahel Curtis photos vs. Dr. Seuss booklet on malaria

Our fourth and final quarterfinal of the Library Jewels tourney is here: a collection of photos by Asahel Curtis and others going up against a Dr. Seuss World War II booklet on malaria. The winner will advance to the tourney semis next week. You can vote for your favorite just by using the online poll below. The poll closes Thursday at 9 a.m., so don’t forget to vote! Dr. Seuss World War II booklet on malaria Collection of photos by…

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Dr. Seuss malaria booklet bounds to second round

Dr. Seuss malaria booklet bounds to second round

There must be many Dr. Seuss fans among voters taking part in our Library Jewels tourney. The World War II booklet by the famous children’s author scored a resounding win over a 1924 Washington road map, 66 percent to 34 percent. The booklet advances to the second round, where it will face a collection of photos by Asahel Curtis and others. We’ll start the tourney’s second round this afternoon with a nearly-500-year-old rare atlas facing a 1910 photo album of…

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Library tourney Game 8: Dr. Seuss malaria booklet vs. 1924 WA road map

Library tourney Game 8: Dr. Seuss malaria booklet vs. 1924 WA road map

We’ve finally reached the eighth and final game of the first round of the Library Jewels tourney. It’s a World War II booklet on malaria by Dr. Seuss against a 1924 road map of Washington. Wanna vote? Just use the online poll below. You have until Friday at 10 a.m. to vote, so don’t miss out! Dr. Seuss World War II booklet on malaria 1924 Washington road map   Please follow and like us:

Student writing contest on World War II ends Nov. 20

Student writing contest on World War II ends Nov. 20

(Photo courtesy Legacy Washington) Washington students in grades 8 through 11 have until Nov. 20 to take part in an essay and letter-writing contest about World War II. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asks students to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or an essay describing what World War II means to them. “This is a great opportunity for students interested in World War II or who had…

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Writing contest on World War II under way

Writing contest on World War II under way

(Photo courtesy of Legacy Washington) To help mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Washington students in grades 8 through 11 are invited to take part in an essay and letter-writing contest. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asks students to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or an essay describing what World War II means to them. “This is a great opportunity for students…

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Secretary Wyman honors our Greatest Generation vets

Secretary Wyman honors our Greatest Generation vets

Marine veteran Clayton Pitre speaks at the launch ceremony for a new exhibit focusing on Washingtonians who served in World War II. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day that ended World War II, the Secretary of State has launched a new exhibit that features GIs in some of the most vicious fighting of the conflict, survivors of the Nazi death camps and minorities who encountered racism during the war. A dozen stories take visitors…

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Wyman speaks at event marking end of World War II

Wyman speaks at event marking end of World War II

Secretary Wyman speaks at the “Spirit of ’45” event marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (Photos courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Secretary of State Wyman joined a handful of World War II veterans, officials with the state Department of Veterans Affairs and others during a special ceremony Friday morning at the state’s World War II Memorial to mark the 70th anniversary of the war’s end. World War II ended on August 14, 1945, when Japan surrendered….

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