Welcome to my website!
Since 2005, I have toured the United States and Europe delivering the same message. “If we don’t record our stories, they will be lost.”
Central to that message is the theme that there are heroes among us: People who will tell you that they were just doing their job, but, in reality, through their service, they gave us the freedom we enjoy today.
The heroes among us fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. They are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq today. There are also heroes among us who kept the home fires burning and America functioning as they waited for our soldiers to come home from harm’s way.
This journey through history led to a new book. JUST DOING MY JOB is a collection of narratives from World War II. These stories are just as extraordinary as my grandfather’s one way mission from the pitching decks of the U.S.S. Hornet.
– Jonna Doolittle Hoppes