One Pearl Harbor survivor is a living inspiration in more ways than one.
As a musician on the battleship USS Pennsylvania, Frank Emond was there the day that would live in infamy, December 7, 1941. Although the Japanese surprise attack struck a huge blow to the U.S. Pacific Fleet, our nation’s resolve was strengthened to enter the fight for freedom against the tyranny overrunning the globe. To Frank and his fellow sailors and soldiers, it was also a sobering reminder of the fragility of life.
From that day on, through World War II and after, Frank never lost sight of the value of life and the importance of living it to the fullest. Today, he holds the Guinness World Record for “Worlds Oldest Conductor” at age 103. Watch Frank leading the U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note in the video below.
It’s awesome to see this Pearl Harbor survivor and great American keeping the music alive. We believe in giving back to these members of the greatest generation. That’s why we support a bill called The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. Learn more and sign our petition here. Want to see more inspirational stories like this one? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.