How Many WW 2 Vets Are Alive in 2023? We’re Losing Them Daily.
Members of the greatest generation fought through one of the darkest times in world history. World War 2 threatened life and liberty around the globe. Brave and honorable men and women stepped up and did what had to be done. Now, all these years later, the numbers are dwindling for these heroes. How many WW 2 Vets are alive today?
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 240,300 Second World War veterans were still alive in 2021. In 2023, estimates sit at just over 122,000. These Americans are now in their 90s or older and around 230-245 pass away every day. With their numbers dropping so fast, we do not have many of these important veterans left and it won’t be long before there are no more living World War II heroes.
No matter how many WW 2 vets are alive today, we must do everything to support the ones who are still with us. That’s why we so strongly urge Congress to pass legislation we call The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. This bill would give back to those who gave the most. Learn more and sign our petition to Congress here. To stay up to date with this and more, follow The Greatest Generation on Facebook and Twitter.