AgDay Daily Recap -July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015 02:57 AM
 

TODAY ON AGDAY
JULY 3, 2015

OPEN HEADLINES:
 TODAY ON A SPECIAL EDITION OF AGDAY - WE REFLECT ON ONE OF THE MOST MONUMENTAL PERIODS IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY - WORLD WAR TWO. WE LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND POIGNANT MOMENTS - 70 YEARS IN THE MAKING. FROM HERO'S LIKE NIMITZ AND EISENHOUR--TO THE EVERYDAY VOLUNTEERS-- EACH FINDING A WAY TO HELP THE COUNTRY PRESERVE FREEDOM.EVEN ONE CAN AT A TIME...AGDAY-BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEPENDABLE, LONG LASTING CHEVY SILVERADO.
OVERVIEW:
GOOD MORNING, I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. TODAY WE'RE TAKING A LOOK BACK IN TIME TO HONOR THOSE IN WHAT'S NOW KNOWN AS THE "GREATEST GENERATION". FROM FARM-COUNTRY TO CITY, THE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTRY FACED THE UPHEAVAL OF WORLD WAR TWO. THIS YEAR MARKS 70 YEARS SINCE THE ALLIED VICTORY.
TEASE:
STILL TO COME ON THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF AGDAY - WE'LL VISIT A PENNSYLVANIA FARM WHICH SERVED AS A GETAWAY RETREAT FOR ONE U-S PRESIDENT, WHO ALSO HELPED LEAD THE ALLIES TO VICTORY OVER EUROPE.
EISENHOWER FARM:
THOUGH IT'S BEEN 70 YEARS SINCE VICTORY OVER EUROPE, DWIGHT EISENHOWER WILL RECEIVE TRIBUTE IN THE FORM OF A NATIONAL MENORIAL IN WASHINGTON D-C.
IN JUNE THE DESIGN RECEIVED FINAL APPROVAL FROM THE U.S. COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS.
THE FOUR-ACRE URBAN PARK WILL BE LOCATED AT THE BASE OF CAPITOL HILL NEAR THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM. THE MEMORIAL WILL REPRESENT EISENHOWER'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS BOTH PRESIDENT AND SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER DURING WORLD WAR TWO.
JAPANESE AMERICAN FARMERS:
STILL REELING FROM THE ATTACK AT PEARL HARBOR, AMERICA TOOK A HARD STAND AGAINST ANYONE OF JAPANESE DESCENT, EVEN THOSE BORN HERE IN THE U-S.
ABOUT 120-THOUSAND PEOPLE OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY WERE FORCED TO RELOCATE TO INTERNMENT CAMPS. SOME OF THOSE REMOVED FROM THEIR HOMES, INCLUDED FARMERS.
AGDAY'S BETSY JIBBEN TELLS US ABOUT ONE MAN WHO KEPT THOSE FARMS RUNNING, IN THE FACE OF HOSTILITY.
CLOSE:
THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. AS WE GO THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, MAY WE REMEMBER THE EFFORT, THE SACRIFICES AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DID SO MUCH TO PROTECT FREEDOM. FROM ALL OF HERE AT AGDAY, THANK YOU AND HAVE A GREAT FOURTH OF THE JULY IN FARM COUNTRY.

 

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