When Was the Last Time Americans Had to Truly Sacrifice Collectively?

It has been almost 80 years since American citizens, not just our soldiers, have been asked to sacrifice anything for our country.

Do you remember her? Rosie the Riveter? What grade were we in when we first saw her? I don’t remember. But somewhere in the amorphous, gray haze of my elementary school memory, she stands out with technicolor clarity (along with the Trail of Tears). In this particular unit of history or social studies, we learned about World War II and Pearl Harbor. We learned that the soldiers were…