George McDermott, geography emeritus, will give a presentation at a special event honoring women during World War II being held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Henderson County (N.C.) Heritage Museum. McDermott, who resides in Brevard, N.C., is a World War II veteran and the author of Women Recall the War Years: Memories of World War II, a collection of mini-memoirs of 27 American and nine European women describing their experiences during the war. The diversity of their roles, the hardships they endured and the contributions they made are amazing and a tribute to their resolve and ability. The locale of their stories ranges over six continents. None of the women are well known or famous, just young women who performed extraordinary tasks during extraordinary times.