Sarah Singh & Melissa Francis - Ogden
Oct 17, 2018, 7:00 pm
Sarah Singh & Melissa Francis
Weber County in World War II
VenueWeber County Main Library
2464 Jefferson Ave
Ogden , UT 84401-2404
Special Collections curators Sarah Singh and Melissa Francis visit the Weber County Main Library to discuss their book Weber County in World War II on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM.
After the United States joined World War II in 1941, the men and women of Weber County heeded the call to fight for victory at home and overseas. Over 10,000 Northern Utahns served in the armed forces, while back at home, new military installations, such as Defense Depot Ogden and Hill Air Force Base, employed thousands more. Women's clubs held bond drives, high school students learned first aid and harvested crops, and children gathered scrap metal; it was a community-wide response that changed Weber County forever.
This event was made possible with support from the Weber County Library, Weber Book Links, and Utah Humanities.