OUR GREATEST AMERICAN HEROES

Creating a Lasting Legacy to Honor Your Loved One

Despite the pain, our lives are better and richer because our loved one was and still is part of our lives.  Creating a legacy to honor your loved one not only helps you move through your grief but can help you live a better life.  While it may seem emotionally challenging, it celebrates their achievements and legacy. It may also help you process the grief experienced after your loved one’s has gone. What you gain though by doing this is a gift that far outweighs the challenge. You will know that your loved one is still impacting the world.  Even in death, they are still influencing and helping others.  Through The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation, people will know about your loved one and how special they were. They will talk about them and remember them.  

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 William Statt- World War II veteran

William Statt- World War II veteran

 Byron Bowsher - Korean War Veteran

Byron Bowsher - Korean War Veteran

 Ken Kauffman - World War II Veteran

Ken Kauffman - World War II Veteran

Important Things To Remember
When submitting an online obituary, memorial or tribute message, we understand it can feel like a heavy responsibility; while it is a difficult and often heart-wrenching task, it can also be a healing balm for your grief. Consider that the online obituary, or memorial / tribute message does two things: notifies the public of the facts surrounding the life and passing of the deceased and shares a biographical sketch of someone you knew intimately and for whom you cared deeply. 

If you approach it correctly, writing an obituary, or memorial / tribute message can be your way of saying goodbye, while holding on to beautiful memories.

Spend Time with Memories
Remember your favorite times with the person about whom you are writing.

  • What did you love most about them?
  • What were things that made you laugh, and most that made you most proud?
  • Think also of what they treasured; did they have any hobbies?
  • Did they keep a particular cause close to their heart?

Talk to Others
You are not the only person whose life and heart were touched by this person; consider reaching out to other family members and friends who might have something they would love to share. Beyond giving you inspiration for the obituary, this is a wonderful way to get to know more about your deceased loved one.

Write Everything Down
Before thinking about structure or your message, throw down all of these wonderful memories and facts that you have gathered. Please include as much as possible about his / her military service. This can be as simple as key words that strike a memory or as organized as a bulleted list.

Write Your Message From The Heart
Ultimately there is no “right” or “wrong” information to include in your message. You will be most successful if you write simply and truthfully. By putting down memories, meaningful anecdotes and personal characteristics, you will be sharing a piece of your loved one with the world. On your requests, The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation copywriters will assist and proof your writing before submission. 

Submitting an Obituary, Memorial, Tribute or Birthday Message
It is usually advised that an obituary, or memorial / tribute message should be submitted 2-3 days prior to any public service or gathering so that guests have the opportunity to make plans to attend, inform family, friends and to prepare them all for the love they will receive from The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation and it's loyal members and supporters. 

   
  
   
  
    
  
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     OBITUARY MESSAGE  Announcing a death is one of the most difficult tasks any of us will ever undertake. While many of us would prefer to maintain more traditional methods of disseminating this sensitive information, the fact of the matter is that today, social media is the main form of communication for huge numbers of people.    Submission Requirements:    200 Words (max), Four (4) Wartime Images and Contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF: $200.00

OBITUARY MESSAGE
Announcing a death is one of the most difficult tasks any of us will ever undertake. While many of us would prefer to maintain more traditional methods of disseminating this sensitive information, the fact of the matter is that today, social media is the main form of communication for huge numbers of people. 

Submission Requirements:
200 Words (max), Four (4) Wartime Images and Contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF: $200.00

  MEMORIAL MESSAGE  After your loved one has passed away, you will undoubtedly feel the emptiness left behind by their departure. What slowly and only partially fills in the emptiness is a variety of hope. Through TGGF Memorial Wall, your loved one will be remembered every day in perpetuity and on any special days that reflect their war-time service.    Submission Requirements:    250 Words (max), Four (4) Wartime Images and Contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF: $250.00

MEMORIAL MESSAGE
After your loved one has passed away, you will undoubtedly feel the emptiness left behind by their departure. What slowly and only partially fills in the emptiness is a variety of hope. Through TGGF Memorial Wall, your loved one will be remembered every day in perpetuity and on any special days that reflect their war-time service. 

Submission Requirements:
250 Words (max), Four (4) Wartime Images and Contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF: $250.00

  TRIBUTE MESSAGE  Online living tribute have become increasingly popular over the past decade, as millions of people have created them for their loved ones as a way to recognize their military accomplishments on their special day. Weather it’s a military historic  accomplishment, or Veterans Day tribute, this is a simply way to show your love and support.    Submission Requirements:    300 Words (max), Four (4) Wartime Images and Contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF: $300.00

TRIBUTE MESSAGE
Online living tribute have become increasingly popular over the past decade, as millions of people have created them for their loved ones as a way to recognize their military accomplishments on their special day. Weather it’s a military historic  accomplishment, or Veterans Day tribute, this is a simply way to show your love and support. 

Submission Requirements:
300 Words (max), Four (4) Wartime Images and Contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF: $300.00

  BIRTHDAY MESSAGE  A TGGF online birthday message is broadcasted out to our patriotic members via Facebook & Instagram, reaching millions of devoted supporters who appreciate and admire our nations war veterans. Through an online birthday message they will be recognized on this special day by for the sacrficies they have made to our nation.  Submission Requirements:   150 Words (max), Four (4) Images and contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF:$150.00

BIRTHDAY MESSAGE
A TGGF online birthday message is broadcasted out to our patriotic members via Facebook & Instagram, reaching millions of devoted supporters who appreciate and admire our nations war veterans. Through an online birthday message they will be recognized on this special day by for the sacrficies they have made to our nation.
Submission Requirements:
150 Words (max), Four (4) Images and contact Information on the person submitting the announcement. Submission Donation to TGGF:$150.00

 Donald Long - World War II veteran

Donald Long - World War II veteran

 Fred Pfeiffer - Korean War veteran

Fred Pfeiffer - Korean War veteran

 Glenn Angle - World War II veteran

Glenn Angle - World War II veteran

 Homer Goodman - World War II veteran

Homer Goodman - World War II veteran

 Homer Golden - World War II veteran

Homer Golden - World War II veteran

 Jack-Van-Scoyk - World War II veteran

Jack-Van-Scoyk - World War II veteran

 Marian Wynn - World War II veteran

Marian Wynn - World War II veteran

 John Cipolla - World War II veteran

John Cipolla - World War II veteran

 Joe Mack - World War II veteran

Joe Mack - World War II veteran

 Gordon Rogers - World War II veteran

Gordon Rogers - World War II veteran

 Marian Sousa - World War II veteran

Marian Sousa - World War II veteran

 Tom Hope - World War II veteran

Tom Hope - World War II veteran

 Nancy and James Blane - World War II veteran

Nancy and James Blane - World War II veteran

 Richard Watson - World War II veteran

Richard Watson - World War II veteran

 Milton Dierker - World War II veteran

Milton Dierker - World War II veteran

 Kay Morrison - World War II Veteran 

Kay Morrison - World War II Veteran 

 Marian Wynn - World War II Veteran

Marian Wynn - World War II Veteran

 Harry Starkey - World War II Veteran

Harry Starkey - World War II Veteran

 Russell DeBruine - Korean War Veteran

Russell DeBruine - Korean War Veteran

 Don Davis - Korean War Veteran

Don Davis - Korean War Veteran

 Mike Drakulich - World War II Veteran

Mike Drakulich - World War II Veteran

 Eugene Palmer - Korean War Veteran

Eugene Palmer - Korean War Veteran

 Art Libby - World War II Veteran

Art Libby - World War II Veteran

 Frank Augustine - Korean War Veteran

Frank Augustine - Korean War Veteran

 Donald Allen - World War II Veteran 

Donald Allen - World War II Veteran 

 Peter MacDonald - World War II Veteran

Peter MacDonald - World War II Veteran

 William Bunkers - World War II Veteran

William Bunkers - World War II Veteran