Honor WWII Survivors Now, While They’re Still Alive
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (The Blaze/AP) — A Marine who fought in the Battle of Okinawa urged Americans on Friday to honor those who served in World War II now, while veterans from that conflict are still alive.
E. Bruce Heilman, speaking at a ceremony marking the 66th year since the end of the war, noted fewer than 2 million of the 16 million men and women who served in the war are alive. They are dying at a rate of 30,000 per month, he said.
Post by rockymtn1776 on Sept 5, 2011 11:22:36 GMT -6
God Bless them all.
A "Veteran" whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "USA" for an amount of "up to, and including their life."