Before the United States entered World War II by force, the world was already changing. Farmers were struggling with low prices in the 20s, followed by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in the 30s.
When the 40s rolled around, the U.S. economy was improving slowly but surely. Demand and prices picked up from the war in Europe, and on the home front, tens of thousands of women joined the industrial complex build planes, tanks and jeeps to be shipped overseas.
The attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 would be felt all over the world.
Watch AgDay above to see how Oklahomans stepped up to serve the flag.
Watch AgDay’s special salute to the greatest generation on AgDay here.