Bellingham is often described as a "bedroom community." The town, situated in southeastern Massachusetts, is home to some 15,000 people.
Grassroots, a phrase that politicians often toss around, could easily be applied to Bellingham. It's a town that shoulders the workload when needed, and provides soldiers during times of war.
Currently, there are six Marines from this small town deployed overseas.
WBUR's Fred Thys visits Bellingham to report on its history of involvement in war, and to get residents' opinions about the U.S. role in Iraq today.
This program aired on August 2, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.