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Located in La Conner
"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"

. The V-Home campaign was a national program conducted by the United States Office of Civilian Defense during the spring of 1943. It grew out of a successful local Home Protection Campaign held the previous year in Oregon, Washington and parts of California whose purpose was to inform families of ways to protect them against enemy attack. The new V-Home program promoted the "participation of families in salvage, conservation, security of information and War Bond activities, as well as protection."

The kick-off to the campaign in this state began in January 1943 with Washington Governor Arthur B. Langlio's declaration that every citizen must assume responsibility for effective defense of the state. The actual campaign was run April 19 to May 1. Radio ads and posters were extensively used:

Is your whole household really in the war? Learn about the nine ways your home can get in the fight. Tune to the Washington State Defense Council program, Saturday at 4:45* It's a special program announcing a big new home-front war campaign. Don't miss it… Saturday at 4:45*
Promotional radio ad, March 23, 1943