As we observe Memorial Day, this week’s guest on FIRST PERSON is a personal friend who lives with her family and works in at a ministry in Chicago. When Yvonne Carlson began telling me her family’s story a few months ago in a conversation, I knew immediately that I wanted to share the story with you on FIRST PERSON.
Yvonne’s Dutch grandparents lived near the German border and during World War II. When the Nazis occupied Holland, Yvonne’s grandfather was placed in a work camp. As you listen, she will explain the details of how difficult this made life for her grandmother and her mother, who was only an infant at the time. While this was going on with her Dutch family, Yvonne’s American grandfather was fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
Because of her family’s story, Yvonne has a deep appreciation for the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in the cause of freedom. That’s what I want you to hear this week on FIRST PERSON. Thanks for listening.
NEXT WEEK: Former NFL player Don Beebe