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America’s No. 1 War Dad

September 8th, 2017     By Boys Town Contributor

Boys Town History, Father Flanagan, Saving Children, Troubled Youth, Village of Boys Town

When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, three former Boys Town residents died along with the more than 2,000 other victims of the attack. Over the ensuing war years, Father Flanagan received letters from many of the thousand former Boys Town citizens fighting in Europe and the Pacific. In fact, so many former Boys Town boys named Father Flanagan as their next of kin that the American War Dads Association named him as America’s No. 1 War Dad. Learn more when you watch the video below.

 

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