Given the current daily news from
Here are some news briefs from “Day by Day: The Seventies,” Volume 1, 1970-1975, by Thomas Leonard, Cynthia Crippen and Marc Aronson:
April 1: Communists launch a major assault across
April 2: South Vietnamese and Communists delegates at the
April 4: Increased fighting in
April 5: Battles along the DMZ in
And instead of the current home mortgage crisis news and the election campaign news, the home-front news of that week included on April 1st:
- The first contract covering table grape pickers in
is signed in U.S. . Los Angeles
- With agreement on a 41 percent wage increase over three years, the 60-day tugboat strike ends in
harbor. New York
- President Nixon signs a bill outlawing radio and television cigarette advertising effective
January 2, 1971.
When we are busy with our everyday lives – whether in April 1970 or April 2008 – we often forget about U.S military forces deployed in combat areas. And there are many, many currently deployed military personnel who don’t have friends or family back home thinking of them.
As part of your everyday life now, consider supporting Soldiers Angels (www.soldiersangels.org), which sends letters, care packages and comfort items to deployed military personnel. The organization’s mission statement: “May No Soldier Go Unloved.”