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"The Forgotten Generation" presented by Dr. Lisa Ossian

October 25, 2018

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Dr. Lisa Ossian presents “The Forgotten Generation” on November 8th at 7PM in room 1302.

Ossian speaks on the challenges on the home front during World War II.

Western Wyoming Community College’s History Department will host Dr. Lisa Ossian as she presents “The Forgotten Generation” on November 8th at 7PM in room 1302.

Dr. Ossian, Professor of History at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, and alumnus of the East-West Center in Hawaii, will speak on the challenges on the home front during the Second World War. Her presentation will highlight the fact that the struggle was not borne by adults alone - men, women, and children would all be involved in the work of war. She will speak on the children’s experiences of family, school, play, work, and home – uncovering the range of effects the war had on the youth of various ethnicities and backgrounds.

“The Second World War was experienced by more than just our fighting men on the front lines. Crucial to victory in any conflict are those people at home ‘keeping up the war effort.’ Focusing on children’s experiences during this historical period, Dr. Ossian’s presentation is a fascinating look at an under-represented, but no less important, component of the ‘Greatest Generation,’” stated Dr. Mark Neels, Assistant Professor of History at Western.

Sponsors of this event include Western Wyoming Community College, Western’s History Department, Western Cultural Affairs, Sweetwater BOCES, The Outlaw Inn, and the Wesswick Foundation.

For more information regarding Dr. Lisa Ossian’s presentation please contact Dr. Mark Neels at, or check Western’s community app, Mustang Connections

This event is in conjunction with the D-Day 75th Anniversary Tour hosted by Western’s Departments of History and Education. For more information on the upcoming D-Day Anniversary Tour in Europe, please contact Dr. Jessica Clark at or Dr. Christine Maddy at, or visit the Mustang Connections App.


Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.

For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181