Where did you serve and what did you do?
My father was a front line Army medic in the WW2 Pacific campaign. He lost most of his hearing from the sound of artillery fire but ran the beaches assisting the wounded and serving all with love and compassion. He returned to his Vermont dairy farm modestly without telling others of his courage and amazing work. Only from others talking about him did his family find out the immense contribution to saving lives.
How are you #StillServing?
I tell his story to students and civic groups. The Greatest Generation must never be diminished by fading memories or failure to understand the sacrifices made. My father touched my students’ lives up until his death. He was a popular friend to all. I continue telling his story.
Why do you do it?
To honor my father is the easy answer. Easy was never his way. I believe that the GG was shoes for a moment in human history to show the true meanings of sacrifice, patriotism, and live for your fellow man.