Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous time to remember those who have passed away. In Mexico, ancient Aztec traditions were combined with Christianity during the Spanish conquest. As a result, each year families construct colorful altars or ofrendas in their homes that essentially welcome the spirit of their loved ones on November 1st and 2nd.
During WWII, Sewickley Academy once again falls into deficit. SA alumni fight hard in the war and contribute to the war effort back at home. The Academy's trustees also pitch in, once again reaching into their own pockets to curb the school's deficit.
The Sewickley/Pittsburgh community publishes "News and Views of all of Youse," as a means for keeping track of all the Academy alumni, friends, and family involved in the war effort overseas.