11 November 1918 – 11 November 2018
Today is the Centennial Anniversary of the end of the Great War, the war to end all wars, World War I. Sadly, it wasn’t the war to end all wars. Millions more, both men and women, have served in the military forces of the United States of America to preserve our cherished freedoms.
There are no surviving World War I veterans left today. The last surviving American veteran, Senekerim Arakelian, died on 9 September 2000 at the age of 98 years. Only about 500,000 of the 16 million American World War II veterans are still living today.
If you have family members, friends or neighbors who are American veterans, honor their service and record their stories for future generations.
Here are some resources:
StoryCorps– sponsored by PBS Television
Take a moment today to honor the service of all the men and women who have served in our military forces. Freedom isn’t free.