D-Day and Small Business: A Story of Success in World War II

Tomorrow is the anniversary of one of the greatest—and most terrible—days in human history: The D-Day Invasion of France. When we think of D-Day, we think of the landings at beaches called Omaha and Utah, Juno, Sword and Gold; brave U.S. Army Rangers scaling cliffs to take German Gun emplacements; fierce naval bombardment and air attacks. We think of the men on the battlefield who took those first, hard fought steps to liberate Europe from Hitler and his Nazi cohorts and it is right that we should think of them first, but we should also take a moment to reflect on the contributions made at home, especially by small businesses across the nation, that helped our soldiers and sailors in Europe and in the Pacific prevail. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the Smaller War Plants Corporation The aid small businesses received during the war years actually stems from programs that were developed in the early 1930s as a response to the Grea... [Read Full Article]