With Memorial Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to look back on the sacrifices Americans have made for victory.
Take for example, the men and women of “Greatest Generation.” These folks came of age during the Second World War, and they know a little something about setting aside their own needs for the greater good.
Young and able-bodied men were in the military fighting on the battlefields of Europe for their country.
Back home, meanwhile, the women and children were supporting the war efforts through frugality and hard work, as we saw with the impressive female mechanics who took over while the men were at war.
These days, we still remember the folks on the home front for their efforts, especially for the famous Victory Gardens that kept people going through rations and tough times.
But did you know that Victory Gardens weren’t just a part of the WWII effort?
Check out the gallery below to learn more about the fascinating history of these delicious and nutritious gardens.
During WWII, almost all of the home front propaganda was about scrimping and saving.
Not only did people have to get creative with their food to keep the boys on the front well-fed, they also bought war bonds to help the government financially, and collected scrap metal and fabric for producing uniforms, machinery, and so on.
Instead of using precious ration coupons to buy new cloth, people were asked to make do with what they had, patching and mending all of their clothes again and again to keep fabric use to a minimum.