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Moss Point in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home Front World War II

 
 
Home Front World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Home Front World War II Marker
Inscription.
During World War II the home front
played an important role of
support for the fighting men and
women in addition to protecting
themselves and making sacrifices
of the things that were taken for
granted.
Rosie the Riveter became a household
name in America as she was the show
case for thousands of women who
left high paying jobs to build
equipment for the fighting men
of our country.
Other civilian activities performed
by those men and women who
manned the home front are remembered.
Blackouts, rationing, bond drives,
U.S.O. Clubs, and the civil defense
waiting for the dreaded telegrams
or visits from authorities announcing
the wounded or killed in action
of daughters, sons, brothers, fathers
and friends. The country was united
as never before or after, truly the
Greatest Generation.

 
Erected 2012 by Jackson County.
 
Location. 30° 24.902′ N, 88° 32.304′ W. Marker is in Moss Point, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Main Street (Mississippi Route 613) 0.1 miles north of Mc Innis Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Jackson
Monument is the furthest one on left at this memorial park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Monument is the furthest one on left at this memorial park.
County Ski Area (Riverfront Park). Marker is at or near this postal address: 6217 Highway 613, Moss Point MS 39563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honoring Women in the Military (a few steps from this marker); POW (Prisoners of War) (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring US Merchant Marine (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Union Sailors Settled in Moss Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Moss Point Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival (approx. 2.4 miles away); Krebs Cotton Gin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jackson County WWII Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moss Point.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Area view of memorial park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. Area view of memorial park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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