Roughly 16 million Americans served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, which last for the United States from December 1941 until August 1945. But our story takes placed on Dec. 31, 1960 and Dec. 31, 1961, so why is World War II a part of it?
The reason the war is spoken about in our story is because of the massive impact it had on what we now call The Greatest Generation, Americans born prior to the Great Depression and the world war that followed it.
Men and women came back traumatized by their war experiences, but those times dictated that they not speak of it, especially not around their families. So they carried those burdens inside them.
Sal, one of our characters, developed severe ulcers during his time in the service.
Sonny stayed home during the war, a stigma of those times which he constantly has to explain and justify. Sal obviously thinks less of him for it, but has promised his wife Faye to keep his feelings in check for the good of the family.
But Sal’s breaking point may be near as our party progresses, you’ll have to come see what happens.
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