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The Civilian Public Service Story: Living Peace in a Time of War

The Civilian Public Service Story: Living Peace in a Time of War

According to the site's creator, "Civilian Public Service (CPS) was a program developed at the onset of WWII which provided those whose conscience forbade them to kill, the opportunity to do work of national importance under civilian direction rather than go to war. Nearly 12,000 men made this choice, and many women voluntarily joined the cause. They fought forest fires, worked in mental institutions, planted trees, did dairy testing and served as subjects for medical experiments in more than 150 camps scattered throughout the United States."  He adds that "This site tells the story of nearly 12,000 conscientious objectors to war who chose Civilian Public Service in World War II.  At the heart of the site rest the names of those men, the communities from which they entered, and the camps in... Show More
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