Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Greatest Generation-Revisited

Part of my volunteer work over the past few years has been to meet with World War II veterans and talk about their experiences.

I've described those conversations many times on this blog spot.

Over time, the men with whom I had these conversations died or moved to other locations so for the past couple of months I haven't talk to anyone.

Recently however I was asked to meet with two men at an assisted living facility.

One is a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy who was at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. He is 97 years old.

The other served in an artillery unit with General Patton from D Day to the end of the war. He is 88 years old.

I am going to be meeting with these two men on Tuesday afternoons and because they each have so much to say, I'll be meeting with them separately for about 45 minutes each.

So stay tuned for some interesting stories.


Out of My Mind said...

I'll be watching for the post.....kt

ape2016 said...

I imagine it is all pretty fascinating. My son is 10 and WWII has always been a huge interest for him. I will have to relate some of your veterans' stories to him.