By Elissa T.
Grade 7, Pennsylvania

Close your eyes and travel back in time to 1941. This is the year that my GrandmotherĘs most vivid memory takes place. She was sitting at dinner with her family when, unexpectedly, President Roosevelt came on to the radio. He announced to all of America that they were going to war. She was 15 then. When she turned 18, she started working in a hospital. My grandfather was 16 the year we went to war. He enlisted into the Marines on his 18th birthday. He fought in 16 battles all together. Now travel in time two years later to a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. His most vivid memory was when a Japanese Kamikaze plane crashed into his ship. These are their long-ago memories of the war.

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