Sally Modde was just 9-years-old in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor during World War II. Many young men from her tight-knit community in Perryville were sent over to fight, some of which were her own neighbors. Like her next door neighbor with four sons who all went in at the same time. Sally tells Dear Heartland about the moment one of the brothers who was a pilot flew a B-29 bomber over her Perryville home with a special message.
KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.