"That road to V-E Day was hard and long, and traveled by weary and valiant men. And history will always record where that road began. It began here, with the first footprints on the beaches of Normandy.""
THE WORLD WAR II GENERATION FADING QUIETLY AWAY
We're seeing the World War II generation -- the so-called Greatest Generation -- fade into history before our eyes. World War II veterans typically are in their 90s now; those still here won't be with us much longer. We know that from history. Of the 16 million Americans that served in World War II, only a little more than 350,000 thousand are still alive. And with more than 2500 of these veterans passing away each week, the veterans of World War II are fading fast. The figures give a sense of urgency to honor not only those who were called into action in World War II, but those who have served in other conflicts and are currently serving.
If your a veteran of World War II and would like to return to Normandy, France (ETO) or Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (PTO) on a program underwritten by The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation, please contact the Foundation via email today.