Monday, February 28, 2011

America's final WWI Veteran passes away

As the title says, our last surviving WWI veteran, Frank Buckles, has passed away at 110 years old.

These Americans, alongside our allies, risked (and many gave) their lives, to defend not only America and our freedoms, but the freedoms of  Europe and other parts of the world. As Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) said:

 "It is a worthy thing to fight for one's freedom; it is another sight finer to fight for another man's."
Thank you Mr. Buckles, for your service to our country, and may your life and the life of your fellow soldiers and sailors who served alongside you, be an example for new and future generations of Americans.

Buckles' family asks that donations be made to the National World War I Legacy Project to honor Frank Buckles and the 4,734,991 Americans that he served with during World War I. Details can be found at:

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