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Thoughts on a dwindling population

Posted: February 22, 2014 in History

Walt Ehlers, America’s last surviving D-Day Medal of Honor recipient passed away two days ago. How many of you knew that? How many of you knew what Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian did? Yeah, I thought so. Can we please make sure we’ve got our priorities straight and give honor and respect to those who deserve it?

Without complaining, these men and women from WWII came home, set all those horrors aside, went to work building this country in arguably the largest post-war industrial surge in our history, and became The Greatest Generation. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid, and there aren’t many left, so if you encounter a WWII veteran, shake his or her hand, look them straight in the eye, and say thank you.