It’s something we all know but don’t think about, we are losing our most precious of generations at a staggering rate. The youngest of those stationed at Pearl Harbor when we were attacked in 1941, are now in their late eighties. Another decade and most that are still with us, will leave us.
The old guy in front of you driving slow, aggravatingly slow, may have helped liberate a Nazi death camp and is caught up in a daydream, wishing that his wife was still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.
My father served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, (Burma and North Africa) I didn’t know him well enough to ever say thank you for his service to our country, and he was gone before I could say goodbye.
I want to say thank you to our veterans of World War II, and to those managing the homefront during that time. You are our greatest generation. Hold your head up high and mighty as you march off into the sunset, and know that you are loved for your patriotism, the sacrifices that you made, and for the hero in each of you.
Thank you, God bless you.