Please thank them on their “Greatest Day"

There are heroes walking among us today.                                                                                            

We cross paths with them everyday. They are our neighbors, our family, our friends.
They are older now, but when they were young, they stepped forward to defend America and its freedoms during World War II – they are the men and women who served in uniform and those who supported them on the Home Front.

They have been called America’s ‘greatest generation.”  Their extraordinary achievements continue to inspire us today…

They came from big cities and small towns, rich and poor, from every racial and ethnic group.  Over 16 million served in uniform, and 10 times that number worked on the farms, in the offices and the factories of the “Arsenal of Democracy” as part of the greatest mobilization of humanity since the building of the pyramids.

More than 400,000 young Americans made the ultimate sacrifice, never to come home…

And when the war ended on August 14, 1945, these same young men and women helped our country lead an unprecedented effort to assure a better future for both friend and former enemy alike, for their children and their children’s children.

They are in their 80‘s and 90’s now.  And one day soon they will all have passed on into history… 
So please take a moment on Sunday, August 14, to stop and say a heartfelt  “Thank you!” to these “ordinary heroes” for what they did for us so many years ago.

And tell them that they will always be remembered every August - the anniversary of their Greatest Day and that their legacy of service and national unity will never be forgotten...

Layton Warn, a Pearl Harbor Survivor of Hutchinson, KS,
and early advocate for a national Spirit of '45 Day, will celebrate
his 91st birthday in August

Sailors hearing the news of the end of WWII
Youth say "Thank you!" to Iwo Jima Survivor "Skip" Adams, USMC (ret

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