One of the signature events in American history is receding in the rear-view mirror: World War II ended 70 years ago now.
Two Southern Oregon writers are preserving the memories through a couple of separate projects.
Ashland writer Lynne Hasselman set out to memorialize all the Ashlanders who died during the war, a much harder task than you might assume.
She writes a series of stories in the Ashland Daily Tidings about her findings, under the title "We Regret to Inform You."
She'll be followed by Vaughn Davis Bornet of Ashland, who remembers the war days well.
He was not only in the service, he was in love.
He publishes the letters he and his late wife Beth shared in the book Lovers in Wartime 1944-45.