Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blood Drive

Jamaica Plain Citizen, 1944

During the Second World War, the Jamaica Plain Citizen carried the same stories every week. Lists of those who enlisted or were called up in the draft, promotions and honors for serving soldiers, and always the lists of casualties. Also there were the calls for sacrifice on the home front. Civil defence wardens were needed, reminders of rationing and conservation were repeated and as the advertisement above shows, there was always a need for blood. The copy is poor, but shows that the Holtzer-Cabot company from Amory street was sponsoring a blood drive at the time. The level national mobilization during those war years is difficult for us younger people to imagine. Bless them for their sacrifices.

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