Grateful thanks to Greatest Generation
In 1957 I remember landing on the tiny volcanic island of Midway to refuel while on a courier mission for the Army to Japan and Korea. I remember reading a plaque stating that the Japanese, under Admiral Yamamoto, had lost four aircraft carriers and 200 planes and their pilots, while the U.S., under Admiral Nimitz, lost one of three carriers and 150 planes.
I have many older friends and relatives who fought in World War II and I have always had a profound respect for the sacrifices they made in defense of our freedom and way of life.
These brave young members of what Tom Brokaw called the "Greatest Generation," now in their late 80s and 90s, deserve our sincere thanks for what they did for our country and the world so long ago. May God bless them all.