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Hudson Falls High School

 World War 


 Living History Project

"This is the price you pay for living in a moral universe"- Tom Hanks


WW2 Timeline

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Announcing live Memorial Day weekend webcast 

Friday, May 24, 2002

12:15-2:15 pm EST

Hudson Falls High School Library

The Pacific War: The Island Campaign


several local combat Marines, survivors of the Pacific war 

click on Iwo Jima icon above for preview

click here for webcast at that time

Memorial Day-why poppies? Presentation

May 24, 2002 Show

The World War Two Living History Project (WW2LHP) is an ongoing educational project designed to capture and disseminate the personal histories of the World War II generation in the Greater Capital district area, particularly in Warren and Washington counties. It was born in the late 1980s when Hudson Falls High School history teacher Matthew Rozell began to send questionnaires home with students who had grandparents who served in WWII. As the years passed, fewer and fewer questionnaires would be returned as the WW II generation began to pass away, and with them, their stories.  Around the same time, the World Wide Web was quickly developing and technology resources were becoming available for use in educational settings. Thus, the WW2LHP was born. For “rationale”, click here.

"Now look at what you’ve learned today. You’ll never find it in a book anyplace." 

"You know, I have never talked with a person about this at all. I know it’s gone past. I think that I was lucky to get home. There are a lot of my friends over there...who didn’t make it. I just feel sorry for them..." -Chester Ross, 2001


"When you go home,

Tell them for us and say,

'For your tomorrow,

We gave our today' ".

 -words carved by unknown U.S. Marine on a rock outside the temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima, 1945

Copyright © 2001, 2002 by Matthew A Rozell. All rights reserved...

Posters from World War II Posters Collection, Northwestern University Library/ Click on poster for link.

back to Rozell's homepage

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"I'VE KNOWN NO WAR" by the Who from It's Hard (1982)
(Pete Townshend) © 1982 Towser Tunes Inc. administered by Longitude Music Co. BMI

The mission of the HFHS WW II Living History Project is to use modern technology to forge a link between what has been labeled “the greatest generation” and the students of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow. Access the Web site at www.hudsonfalls.k12.ny.us Suggestions/comments are appreciated.

   Information: Contact Mr. Matthew Rozell at the contact link on the left margin or at 518-747-2121.

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