Opening Narration: The war in Europe brought to Walton's Mountain a renewed awareness of the frailty of human freedom. We realized that an ocean away people were fighting and dying for independence. In the fall of 1941 our family was to witness another fight for freedom. It was a fight that would reveal to all of us a new kind of courage.
Closing Narration: On that day we were not only aware of Mary Ellen's victory in becoming a nurse, but also of a greater victory that she had won. We knew that she had found her strength again and with it had come a bright re-discovery of freedom.
The German episode title is "Die Prüfung", meaning "The Exam".