Why We Call Them ‘The Greatest Generation’
Members of the greatest generation fought and sacrificed during World War II and Korea. These amazing men and women worked so hard to preserve freedom and build America up while facing a great threat. Of course, our nation has always stood for freedom and democracy, but if it were not for the sacrifices of a select few, it may not be standing today.
The Greatest Generation Showed Strength and Resolve During World War II
World War II was a turning point for the United States. The bombing of Pearl Harbor disrupted the feeling of security that Americans were living under leaving us wondering what would come next. While this event shook the country to its core, real American heroes were ready to step up. Our military heroes showed us what true bravery looked like. At the same time, those back home took on new responsibilities and sacrificed for the war effort.
They Pulled the Country Through a New Threat During the Korean War
In the early 1950s, America was entering a new phase of prosperity. However, war was unavoidable as North Korean aggression threatened the world once again. Fortunately, members of the greatest generation were again ready for the fight. Veterans of this war faced extreme weather and an enemy like nothing else. Ultimately, democracy prevailed thanks to the efforts of these great men and women.
Living Symbols of Bravery and Sacrifice
The greatest generation (those who lived through WW2 and Korea) demonstrated what real courage looks like. Additionally, they showed us all what hard work could accomplish as they sacrificed at home and abroad to defeat significant threats to freedom. Today, there are not a lot left from this generation. It is important to acknowledge and remember these men and women for what they did.
We believe in giving back to those who gave the most. That is why we support a bill we call ‘The Greatest Generation Benefits Act.’ This bill would provide much-needed assistance to these great older Americans. Help us make this change a reality by signing our petition. For the latest updates on this and more, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.