This 4th of July, while celebrating America’s birthday, don’t forget that there was a time when superheroes not only starred in movies but also made the world safe for democracy! From World War II, here is a gallery of patriotic super heroes fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy today!
Not even the most powerful of heroes could do it alone. For that reason, when they weren’t beating the enemy in their own backyard, they were encouraging their readers to support the armed forces by buying war bonds.
Over the course of World War II, 85 million Americans purchased war bonds totaling an estimated $185 billion.
Finally, what other way to end this patriotic post than with a musical tribute to the Star-Spangled Man With A Plan?
And to all the real, flesh-and-blood heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to save the world from tyranny, thank you.