Greatest Generation

I found out last night that my grandmother passed away. Some time back, I was collecting military stories and I wrote down my grandmother’s story of what she did as a civilian during World War II while her husband was in the Pacific theater. It really reminds us that while we’re at war now, the average person doesn’t have to sacrifice very much. Of course, they didn’t want us to experience what they had to go through and that is why they worked so hard. There are a lot of sacrifices behind all the freedoms and opportunities we have, and every American should feel that its his obligation to do something good with them.

Rest in peace, Dorothy Lefavi.

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  1. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her story. We need to learn our next steps from the greatest generation ever. God Bless.

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  2. Sorry Frank. My prayers go out to you. I’ll miss our grandparents generation when they are all gone. They really are our last link to true American values.

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  3. My condolences. Memories of those who were part of the greatest generation can provide inspiration and hope for the future.

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  4. Dearest Frank,
    So sorry to hear about you grandma. I’ll bet she was a wonderful woman and you have been blessed to be her descendent. One of the greatest gifts we have in this world is to learn from the mistakes and achievements of others. If we are smart we learn from them, if not we have the opportunity to learn by making our own mistakes. It pays to be smart. God bless you and your family at this trying time.

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  5. Today’s generation has no clue just how hard our parents and grandparents had to work. Keep her memories, Frank.

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  7. My condolences, Frank. I lost my Grandmother last summer. Her stories of being a newlywed starting a life in Alaska during the Depression gave me the same kind of pause as Dorothy’s stories of the war. We must remember who we come from and pass the same values to our children. God bless you and your family.

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  8. My condolences, Frank. And so one more of the greatest generation passes. Sad.

    I lost my grandmother one year ago. She lived through WWII and the dust bowl. Tough lady. Loved her lots. I think about her quite alot.

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  9. I’m sorry for your loss, Frank. My condolences to you and your family. If you don’t feel like being funny for a while, we’ll still be here when you do.

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  10. I’m so sorry. Another one of the greatest generation gone. We lose so much with each passing. I’m glad you were able to write down her history. That’s such a wonderful thing to have.

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  11. I’m sorry to hear of your loss, Frank. She was one of the reasons her generation was the Greatest.

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  12. You are lucky Frank. You managed to keep remembrances of your grandmother. My grandmother from Kansas sent me letters when I was in my teens about our family history which she learned from her parents and grandparents, namely, how they crossed this mighty nation in a covered wagon. The letters were chock full of history, and Frank – – – I LOST THEM when I moved away from home. I regret so terribly much. I also wish I had written more to her. You are blessed.

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  13. Frank, condolences for your loss, memories like that certainly are precious. Thank you for getting that information.

    I personally need to get my mother to tell stories from her childhood so those can be recorded. She was 9 years old when WW2 broke out & it was not a given the US would win if it wanted to.

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  14. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I love listening to stories from folks of the Greatest Generation.

    My Great-Aunt flew B17s across the pond to England. Nice little “civilian” job.

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  15. I WILL NOT FORGET thier values. I will represent them for the future. I will be a good productive citizen. I will raise my children to be good productive citizens. I WILL FOLLOW & EMULATE THIER EXAMPLE.

    This is how I will honor those that went before and provided me with this the greatest nation of which I am nothing but blessed to have been born.

    Anything less would be dishonorable

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  16. Sorry about your loss. I hope you can take comfort that you were able to know someone like her and appeciate her sacrfice and the millions of Americans like her did for us today. That’s something that sadly the next generation won’t get to know and half the current population over 20 is too shallow to comprehend.

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