Thursday, September 1, 2011

The greatest generation

With my Uncle's passing,
the greatest generation continues to leave us

Leaving before high school graduation
My uncle fought WWII in the Pacific
My father in law was in the Pacific as well
Different islands
Different missions

Both men returned home
Married "later"
and went to school
My uncle went to Santa Clara
(he graduate from high school 50 years after he graduated from college)
My father in law went to plumbing school

Both men worked hard
bought houses
built communities
were back bones of their churches
and rarely
if ever
talked about what they saw in their service again.

It is the greatest generation
They put their all into our country
And we will miss them.