Americans in Wartime Experience

Eileen Blackler

World War II

During World War II, Eileen Blacker served her country in several different capacities on the home front to support the war effort.  She began by volunteering while still in high school caring for the children of military dependents at Lane Ward Nursery.  Later she worked for Commercial Iron Works, a company that build close to 200 warships during the war.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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