The United States entered World War II on Dec. 7, 1941, immediately after an attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Of the 16 million men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the war, 1.7 million remain with us today.
With this photograph from the 1950s, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation honors veteran Maelyon Edward “Buster” Dodd (1912-1994), an employee of Pounds Motor Company, at 162 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Dodd signed on with Hoyle Pounds in 1926 at age 14 and worked at the business for more than 55 years. His time spent at war was his only time away from the downtown business.
The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, which seeks to preserve our heritage and architecture while creating new cultural experiences, is celebrating its third decade with the debut of its new History Research and Education Center.