Thursday, April 4, 2013

The CCC Strengthened America's Defenses

(WPA poster, image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

"During the war, the (CCC) boys had a jump on the other boys. We had discipline, the experience of living in barracks, getting along with others.  If a fellow did it right, (the CCC) could broaden his life in many respects. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. It did the country a lot of good and was a constructive things for all concerned."

--George Beam, CCC Alumni, in the book "Roosevelt's Tree Army: A History of the Civilian Conservation Corps," by Perry H. Merrill, 1981.

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