In the midst of all that is going on world, a seriously note-worthy event has come and gone without much fanfare. The final living American WWI veteran, Frank Buckles, passed away at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia on February 28, 2011 at the age of 110.
Gentlemen, stand up and pay your respects.
Now, you might say that just being the last of something does not count as a man-complishment. I would agree, but there is much to honor in the life of a man who served faithfully and survived until now. There was a time when the oldest among us were held in honor, but today, our senior citizens are treated as simply old. There is a wealth of wisdom amongst the oldest generation and they are worthy of our respect.
So take a moment to read Frank’s story below, and reconnect with a time long forgotten.