Monday, February 28, 2011

The passing of an entire generation...

It's morbidly ironic that my first post of the month was to wish a happy 110th birthday to Frank Buckles, America's last surviving veteran of World War 1. Frank passed away yesterday, and so I end the month saying goodbye.

All of our veterans who served in "The War To End All Wars" are gone. There will be no more interviews, no more first-hand accounts of life in the trenches, no more memoirs, no more photographs. Sadly, an entire epoch of American history will be laid to rest with Frank Woodruff Buckles.

Rest in peace, sir.

"Spirit of the American Doughboy" Statue at Fort Smith, Arkansas

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