My Honor To Talk With World War II Veterans

It's not often you get a chance to talk with genuine American heroes. I had that opportunity when I recently talked with World War II Veterans.

It's not often you get a chance to talk with genuine American heroes.  I had that opportunity when I recently talked with World War II Veterans.

I sat down at Cypress Glenn in Greenville to talk with about half a dozen members of "The Greatest Generation."  These are the men and women who put their lives on the line more than 60 years ago for the freedoms we enjoy today.

It was a great experience for me to listen to their stories and one I recommend for anyone who has the chance to talk with a World War II veteran...especially today's young people. 

These men and women, mostly in their 80's today, tell the stories of how all of America came together at one of its darkest times in history for the common purpose of saving our country.  That's exactly what they did.

Now it's time for today's generation to step forward and prove how great it is.  Who says that?  The men and women who secured our future with blood.

This is the future, and the veterans I talked with say things look pretty bleak right now.  But they're also optimistic.  Just as they faced down the evils of the world, they believe today's generation will step forward and tackle the crises that face the country today.

 

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  • by Thomas Location: Chocowinity,.NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 10:47 AM
    My Father Thomas was in the Army Air corp notice not Air Force. He was a Co Pilot on a B17 Bomber and flew Anti Submarine Missions in North and South America. My Uncle Bill was in the Navy a Anti Aircraft Gunner on a Destroyer or Tin Can in the Pacific he got the Purple Heart Medal. My wifes Uncle Joseph was killed by the Germans in Italy he was only 19 years old. His Mother was never them same after her son died. Joesph received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. They have all gone to heaven now. God Bless them.
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