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Thankful: Thankful for the ‘Greatest Generation’

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I am thankful for America’s “Greatest Generation”: our WWII veterans.

I am a lover of history and times past, but I didn’t become very interested in the WWII era until a few years ago when I took it upon myself to learn more about it.

Now, I have a small collection of books and films about or set during that period—even a postcard! Yet, all those things are not compared to have actually been there; I envy anyone who lived through it, and importantly, fought in it.

I have never actually met and talked with a WWII veteran, but if I were to I would simply say, “Thank you for your service.”

I think it is important for young people like myself to know more about America’s history and know about the many brave men and women who have helped shaped our country.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and God bless these United States of America!

Ashanti A. Burrell

Saluda, Va. ...

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