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Why Eleanor Roosevelt Visited Active War Zones During WWII

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Eleanor Roosevelt's war time travels to support U.S. soldiers were considerable and mind-boggling: in the Pacific theater alone, she would meet with an astonishing 400,000 troops.

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Under constant scrutiny, Mary Todd Lincoln spends her time quietly visiting the wounded during the Civil War. Driven by a great sense of duty to the troops, Eleanor Roosevelt risks her life to enter the Pacific theater. Thrust into a new role after 9/11, Laura Bush's compassion earns her the nickname, "Comforter in Chief." Join us as we celebrate these three extraordinary women, who served their country at a time when it was most needed, and helped the country cope through times of tragedy and trauma.

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