I know from researching The Long Way Home, my book about the immigrant experience in the war, that many of the half million foreign born soldiers who fought with U.S. forces got their first taste of American hospitality at Red Cross canteens.
Month: April 2011
What We’re Reading
Join today’s Washington Post live chat about the Rules of War at noon ET
What We’re Reading
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Marjorie Hart: What the Red Cross Means to Me
What a welcome they received as they stepped onto American soil and how they appreciated the Red Cross ladies as they dispensed 35,000 half-pints of milk at the pier. Many had not tasted milk for four years.
What We’re Reading: Volunteer Week Edition
If your name is Erv, you are predestined to become a Red Cross volunteer. Meet Erv Roberts.
Young Americans need to (and want to) learn the rules of war
A new American Red Cross survey reveals that only 1 in 5 American youth are familiar with the Geneva Conventions, while 4 in 5 think that the U.S. should better educate young people before they can vote and enlist in the military.
Sarah Hilary: What the Red Cross Means to Me
To me, the Red Cross will always be linked to my mother’s memory of her first taste of bread and butter, as a little girl held prisoner…
Haiti Update: Building a Better Future for the Disabled
Tucked into a lush green hillside in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, the site of the future Healing Hands for Haiti rehabilitation center is easy to miss from the street.
Joe Foster: What the Red Cross Means to Me
I remember one kid in particular. He was one of those little guys with orange hair and white eyebrows; the kind of kid that the sun burns just for fun.
Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up
Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you.