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Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945

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Object ID: WV0333.4.074

Description: Pozyck primarily discusses the mail and the ceasefire.

Creator: Annie Edith Sherrill Pozyck

Biographical Info: Annie Edith Sherrill Pozyck (1920-2007) of Concord, North Carolina, served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. After her discharge, she continued her nursing career, retiring from the Salisbury, North Carolina, VA Hospital after over twenty-five years in the profession.

Collection: Annie Pozyck Papers

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Full Text: Dearest Mother & Daddy,

I don’t know how soon you will get this, because they tell me that no mail is going by air at present.

But I just wanted to write a note to-night to let you know that I’m fine, & I received the box to-day that had the soap, baked beans (thanks) tuna fish, Kleenx, & cologne. Everything was just perfect. I especially liked the cologne.

Well, the war is actually over. Even though there is still some fighting in China & Manchuria, the “cease firing” order has been given. So now the world is at peace again. It seems hard to realize.

From what we heard over the radio, the people back in the States must have really celebrated.

I just happened to think about it, Louis was in the European theater when peace was declared over there, & I’m over here at the end of this war.

I’ll say good-night now. It’s almost 11:30 P.M.

Lots of love, Annie Edith