Monday, May 14, 2012

The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw

The first book in this series is The Greatest Generation. You should read it.

“A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility ”
 Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation


If I could live in any other time I would choose to grow up during the Great Depression and then be a young adult during World War II. With the help of personal and true experiences of those who lived at the time, Tom Brokaw explains why. 

During those times there was commitment to one's family, country, town and friends. There was responsibility, respect and patriotism. These people didn't feel entitled to wages, honors or even their lives.

I think it's important for all of us to read about such great people and the lives they lived. Times are certainly different, but the values and honor upheld by the Greatest Generation can be ours to uphold if we will live them.

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