Sunday, May 28, 2023

Who were the greatest generation?

 The Greatest Generation commonly refers to those Americans 
who were born in the 1900s through the 1920s. 
The Greatest Generation members all lived through the Great Depression and many of them fought in World War II. These individuals have often been described as driven, patriotic, and team-players. On Memorial Day we honor and thank all who have fought and died for our country, but these men and women are the ones we are closest to, the ones we knew and the ones we loved.
They are - they were - our fathers and our mothers, our brothers and sisters, our grandparents. They knew what it meant to serve their country. They knew how to sacrifice, how to endure hardship, and how live and give all for their fellow man.
They were a different breed. Unselfish, hard working, caring people who loved their country and each other. They went through the toughest of times, and far too many gave all. They truly were 'the Greatest Generation'.


  1. Never forget, it was the older portion of the Greatest Generation who let the Nazi party violate the Versailles treaty and re-arm Germany. Had they wished to, France could have squashed Germany in 1935 and been in the right legally. I honor those who served, my father and uncles among them but their leaders failed them.

  2. you know the history books credit FDR with bringing the country out of the depression when it was WW2 that brought this country out of it. my grandfather and dad didn't have one nice thing to say about that man.
    dad used to talk about bailing hay for 50 cents a day and a meal. those where some tough times for many
    dave in pa.

    1. Sound economists - from the Austrian school, correctly identify the END of WW2 as the end of the Depression. One can hardly call the massive rationing, massive shortages, and lack of productive manufacturing (for other than the war) as anything positive economically for the nation, or other than a continuation of the first Great Depression.

  3. One of the founding fathers,I forget which, said that the Democratic Republic would only work as long as we were a God fearing, moral people, with respect for our brothers and sisters....common sense had to dictate the direction of the country, and those who lead had to do so with the interests of the country and people at heart....can you say sayanara to the republic?....

  4. My Dad and his brothers grew up in Arizona and all they ate was Chickens if they had food. My Grandfather was a gardener. My Uncles went into WW2 first as they were older, one was with Patton in Europe and after D-day and one was on the USS Missouri from the start until 1947. My Dad entered the Marines at 17 in 43 and island hopped until Okinawa where he was severely wounded and spent a year in a Naval Hospital. My Uncles never got injured. They ended up as Republicans. All have died due to age.


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