Monday, February 18, 2008
For those that don't know, I am an avid World War II enthusiast. I hate to use the word "enthusiast" to describe my fascination for that time during our world's history, but I can think of no other word to describe how I feel.
The PBS series, The War, produced and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is a powerful documentary that I highly recommend every American to watch. The sacrifices and courage displayed by ordinary folks like you and I are poignantly documented in this series.
I managed to DVR some of the series a few months ago and have been watching and re-watching the episodes that I managed to record. As I have been watching, I can't but help think about how many WWII veterans have passed away today. Over a thousand pass away everyday. We are losing the greatest generation in modern history.
If you have a family member who was alive during that time, they were affected. Sit down and talk to them about it if they are willing and able. Learn about their experiences and document it for your family's future generations. It will be priceless.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, I'd be glad to help.
I'll get off my soap box now.