Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Mother's Worry--Sons in War

Thermina "Marie" and Charles Vollrath (218 South Audubon Road) sent five sons into World War II.  In this photo, the proud mother poses with her son Hansen Vollrath on February 3, 1942.  Her anxiety and worry over her sons' fates likely contributed to heart problems that ultimately took her life shortly after the war ended.  All of her sons made it home from the fronts and went on to prosperous careers.  This weekend we honor all of those who have served our country.  This historic image is courtesy of Dr. Victor Vollrath.

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