The Greatest Generation was the generation during World War II and the Great Depression. What made them great were their perseverance, patriotism, and sacrifice throughout the WWII era. The citizens that make up the Greatest Generation served their country in any way possible until they could no longer serve. Tom Brokaw describes the backgrounds of theses patriotic Americans, as well as their experiences during and after the war.
Our nation past was, well, not always perfect. Without some of our veterans, our country wouldn’t be as free as it is. Veterans continue to make our country a free country, which also makes it a better place to live in. Veterans stood up for our country; whether the ones forced to go during the draft, or the ones who voluntarily go. Whether the cause, they were always ready to go and fight for the people’s freedom. We really do see how great these people are, I mean, they risked their life for ours to be
I am proud to say that both my grandma and grandpa served in the military. The experiences that they have had are invaluable to learn about. Their stories keep the service they have done alive and helps to enrich others about what serving the country is like. They do not glout about their service, but are humbled to have been able to make a contribution to the nation’s security. If not for my grandpa’s service, I would not be here today as he met my grandma through it. I respect his service and sacrifice for the country of today.
Many soldiers who return from the war suffer for many years. During the war, soldiers go through many different experiences. I came from a small military family; from two grandfathers, to my step-father. My grandfather Vaughn Clark was in World War Two, and I was never
“The Greatest Generation” is a term used to describe the generation who were the children of the Great Depression and who became the adults of the Second World War (Brokaw). There may be strong reasons why other generations may be considered great. The generation born during the war undertook the task of putting a man on the moon. This is perhaps the most important of all human endeavors. They are certainly worthy of being considered great but not the greatest. In fifteen years America and indeed the world endured the crushing poverty of the Great Depression and the costliest war in all of human history. The enormous struggles and accomplishments of this generation is what makes it the greatest.
Our generation has a variety of different people and it really defines what it means to be an American to this day. One topic that really stands out to me is something as simple as saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Most guys will not know what it would be like to be deployed in a different country to fight for our own. Our generation is very lucky, back when world wars were going on men would actually be drafted to go into war. Us Americans have been rioting through the streets of America over a Republican being elected president. People have been burning the American flag because of it. If this is what our generation is going to do, I can’t say that we are true Americans.
Im proud to have things that I have now,Without my generation there would be no freedom,without freedom our lives would be miserable and torn apart.Im glad our veterans fought for our country, they risked their lives for our country to stay in peace.If we didn't fight we would be controlled And be told what job to have ,how many kids we can have or they will tell us where we live.Veterans did anything they could to defeat our enemies,They never gave up ,they never stopped they kept on going until it was over.Im also glad that we have civil rights without civil rights people would still be held as slaves and they would still be getting beat by their owners.The biggest thing that i'm proud about is equal rights ,there should have never separated
My generation is thankful for the pathfinders who glorified this nation in countless ways, they built a beacon of hope for generations to come. Fighting for freedom, equality, unity and the pursuit of happiness is what they envisioned which would allow their posterity to lead an exceptional life.
The generation after World War 2 is what Tom Brokaw refers to as The Greatest Generation. The Greatest Generation have gone and seen many important things in our history. This generation handled things differently and had high standards and morals to live up to. This generation developed personal values that they believed that helped them overcome many future problems. This generation was so great because they developed personal values and helped the world and economy.
“91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served in the war and 3 out of 4 of them say that they would go back and serve again, even though they know the outcome of the war”. (http://healthresearchfunding.org)
Most of us would probably feel kind of bad for mistreating people that have done so much for us. In the article The Consequences of War: A Veteran’s Story by Glenna Tinney, she describes more of the emotional types of consequences that happen in war. She talks about how her father was a war veteran and how he would deal with his PTSD by drinking. She also mentions that there are so many people that get back from war and have PTSD but they don’t always try to find help.
Many people have family members that have served in wars. I have two family members who have been in a military branch. My Uncle Sunny Marting has served in the Vietnam War and faced hardships and challenges that some people couldn't. He is an uncle, a veteran, and a hero to me and my family.
Some were rejected by their families because of their physical impairments and they were seen as ugly (“like damaged goods”) that they could hide away in the corner and not be noticed by anybody. However some were accepted into their families with waiting, open arms, and they were not ashamed to be seen with their injured family members, because they were proud that they had served their country. But that is not to say that they did not find it hard, it has happened before where they would wake up and not know where they were and attack a loved one or anybody because the thought they were the enemy. When Jillian Wade was interviewed on the Wednesday the 8th of October, she explained that when her uncle’s returned home her mother was not allowed into the same room as her brothers, as they had night terrors and as they were afraid her brothers might hurt her by
I am very grateful to the generation have sacrificed for the United State. They help me have a good country to live, and a freedom country. I’m not a U.S. citizen but I live in United State and my dream is to become a citizen. I was a Vietnam citizen and i love my country a lot when I was little, when I was grow up I realize that the country I live in is not good like I thought.