On this page we will look back at life in the city during the war years. Here we will provide the visitor with the stories making the news, what was happening in sports and entertainment, city politics, the social scene and the prominent people at the time. We will also recount the events occurring in the war on that day. So, check back each day for new editions.

To share your family or neighborhood stories, please email PhillyWWIyears@gmail.com

Hello Everyone, thank you for stopping by the site. I want to let you know that I will be taking a break from writing the daily “Today In Philadelphia” feature. Not forever but just for a bit. Unfortunately my work schedule along with some things in my personal life necessitate I take a step back for a few weeks. This has been a labor of love and I look forward to getting back to it soon. Since you are already here, I hope you will take a tour of the the site and visit each section. You can read previous “Today in Philadelphia” editions by visiting the Life in The City section. Perhaps you can find a relative listed in the Award Recipients section or share your family’s story in our Stories of Those Who Served section. And please do pick up a copy of the book by just clicking on the link below.