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While the coronavirus crisis is upending our day-to-day lives, it disproportionately affects the elderly. Members of the Greatest Generation and World War II veterans, many of whom are already isolated, are now cut off from friends and family in a necessary abundance of caution.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial is calling on everyone to Remember our “Greatest Generation” during this challenging time for our nation, and the world.

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To a true hero. Hello there my name is Robert aged 44 from dumfries in Scotland. I feel it is my duty to thank not only yourself but all those who have fought and fallen and all your comrades that are still alive for your service and undaunting courage during the war in which I can only imagine the scenarios you faced. I and also every living being are truly grateful for all you and your fellow soldiers officers and friends sacrificed and suffered so we can live in a democratic world Once again thank you from the bottom of all the hearts across the world. YOU AND EVERYONE WHO SERVED ARE TRUE HEROES I THANK YOU ALL. LEST WE FORGET
From: Robert rennie
Your dedication, bravery and selflessness saved millions of lives and inspires me today. I hope you are well and making it through this tough time. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are definitely one of the greatest generation.
From: Diane Fraker
Thank you very much for your sacrifice and service to this great nation, and the free world. I was born in Australia but am proud to now also be an American citizen and have a beautiful wife and 2 healthy children. I rise and sleep under the blanket of freedom you fought and died for. No words will ever be enough to convey what you all did for us and the world. Time shall never weaken my appreciation and admiration for what you did. How you did I shall never know, but you did and I thank you. I will always remember you and will ensure my children and theirs shall also. Aaron Daley
From: Aaron Daley
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From: Eric Jones
Thank you so much for serving our country in such a difficult time. My grandfather served in Vietnam but his memory was compromised so I’ve never really heard much but what I do know is he is such a kind, and loving person. He is surrounded by the people he loves and he is reminded of how grateful we are for him and his service. In case no one has told you recently, I am forever grateful, much love <3
From: Zaida C
Hello, I had a question as to how you feel. it might be a little touchy but since im facinated with ww2 naval history ive been wonder what do veterans think of now adays japan and the people that live there. do you dislike them? forgive the newer generations but not the old ones? Thanks
From: aspen
I remeber when I was 13, about 8 years ago, I went on a Washington DC field trip and we passed by the WW2 veterans memorial. I saw all these veterans walking around, but I was too shy at the time to say anything. Now that I'm 21, I want to meet and talk to a veteran firsthand. With Covid happening, I wanted to thank you all for your service!
From: Max Logan Gaeta
Hello, Wondering if you accepted guest posts on your site. Also would you be willing to insert links in existing posts? How much would you charge for this? Justin
From: Justin McCarty
Good morning and thank you so much for your service and your sacrifices. I am a retired Marine of 21 years, and my father, C.P. Gaudreau served with the 224th Inf, 106th infantry division during the battle of the bulge in Dec of 44. Fortunately for him, the 224th was attached to a mechanized unit that was relocated, while the 222nd and the 223rd where captured by German forces. After the war my dad's records show that we was assigned to a Labor Command/Company of some sort that I cannot find to much information on. Some basic internet searches seem to imply that it involved patriating or repatriating citizens of oppressed countries like Poland. I can't seem to find much more than that. It was HQ's out of France I think and he spent some time back there after the war. Any information on what that unit did would be appreciated, and I will add to his records. My contact info is if necessary.
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From: Eric Jones
I am an Australian and my dad was in WW2. He always said America saved Australia from being taken over by the Japanese. I can only imagine what could have happened. Thankyou American WW2 vets!!!
From: Paul
I am an Australian and my dad was in WW2. He always said America saved Australia from being taken over by the Japanese. I can only imagine what could have happened. Thankyou American WW2 vets!!!
From: Paul
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From: Eric Jones
My grandfather was a nose gunner in a B24 Liberator for the Navy in WW2.... he is the reason I enlisted. Although we joked about Army vs Navy... his stories will never leave me. I want to know your story so it lives on. I am Veteran of the Afghanistan campaign. I've been Monterey, hit an IED and loss brothers. I want to be here for you
From: Marc Smith
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My mother's grandpa served in the U.S Navy in the Pacific Theater, I'm so honored to be a grandson of a WWII veteran. I'm 15 and it hurts me to see my generation treating this country right now while so many veterans fought for not only for our liberty, to protect their families back home. I'm forever grateful to be living right now, all thanks to my great grandfather. If there are any WWII veterans reading this, thank you for your service.
From: Odin Martinez
Hello, soldier, sailor or airmen of the Allied Forces…many years ago you embarked upon a great journey. A journey to protect not only your country but to protect those across the world who were under axis oppression. With the sacrifices and triumphs of you and your courageous brothers-in-arms you were able to defeat the axis war machine and in doing so you liberated those who had been oppressed by a great evil. Through this great act you truly are a member of the “Greatest Generation”. It is of the utmost honor to write to you. Sincerely, Landon Thompson
From: Landon Thompson
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Without the US and their sacrifices and immense help, Europe would have been so different now. I don't think our children are taught enough about the involvement of the USA and how they came to our rescue. Thank you.
From: Roger
Thank you for the sacrifices to preserve freedom from tyranny and protecting the United States of America. God Bless
From: Jasiel Millan
I dont really know to speak English but thank you for all the things that you did for your country and for the world
From: Dan
I want to show my gratitude to all WW 2 veterans for your dedicated service & sacrifices you made in defending not just this nation but the world from dark forces that were trying to take complete control. I come from a long line of a military family and I have the utmost respect & admiration for all our men/women that have served or are currently serving. Thank you
From: Lupe
Thank you all so much for the service and sacrifices that you all made for the entire world. You fought and saved all of us, we are forever grateful, and will never forget all of you.
From: Emile Whittle-Hage
I just want to say, I've been learning about the horrors that took place between 1939 and 1945, whoever is reading this, know there really are people out here that appreciate what you've done. You really did fight for us and put everything on the line. Thank you.
From: Jacob
My dad was a WWII vet. Captured several German soldiers on the day of Hitler's death...April of 1944. I can't express my respect for you guys and admire you so much.
From: Ed H.
Hi, I am looking to connect with an American wwii veteran. I'm just amazed and so grateful for all they have done. I'm 26 years old. A proud American, and I am ashamed of how people my age are treating this country that I love and those vets fought for. I want them to know that there are still young people that appreciate the greatest generation that ever lived.
From: Dale
To all WWII veterans - From the bottom of my heart, Thank You for your service. I am in awe of the strength, courage, and sacrifice every service member gave to fight for our Freedom. I hold nothing but the highest respect for you, and the more I learn about WWII, I grow nothing but increased fascination & reverence for what was done for those of us today. You are indeed the greatest generation and will live on in my heart and so many others. Be well. Sarah
From: Sarah
My name is Dimitrios Tsokantas i am from Greece.Unfortunatly I have never met any ww2 veteran even if my grandfather fight against the Italians in ww2 he passed away years before i was born.I want every ww2 veteran know that i grew up reading books about you and see movies about your stories.You are my heroes and i will promise you this i will tried the best i could to make this world a better place.So when i die i will see you in the eyes and you are gonna be proud for me.Unfortanatly you can't feel the respect i feel about you.You are be my inspiration for my whole life, every person that he asks me about in which period of history i wanted to live i told him that i wanted to be part of the greatest generation.Thank you for giving me those ideals and this inspiration i will not disappoint you.You are my motivation.Thank you.
From: Dimitrios Tsokantas
I'm looking to find a WWII Vet to appreciate. Much love and thank you for your service and sacrifice
From: Garcia
Thank you so much for the sacrifices you have made to give us the freedom we have now and ignore those gay fucks you deserve better also eid mubarak
From: Aro
Thank you for serving our country, and truly making America great.
From: Kayla
Thank you for protecting our country so people like you and I can live safely in our country
From: David Nguyen
thank you for your service
From: nasir funderburk
The world thinks they are fighting the worst battle fought and saw the worst of mankind. Thank you for allowing me to see my daughter grow up, because you came to free my grandparents. You will never be forgotten by us.
From: Esmeralda
To my dad thank you for protecting the great land we love I think about you every day wish you were here so I. Could talk to you one more time you are great grandpa now love you so much miss you so much
From: John Ceney
Hello world heroes! Thanks for your service and your courage to join army soon you may not exist but i wish you all did your dreams. You all ww2 veterans are world heroes i wish to all to be okay and alive. Yours sacrifices never will be forgotten. -Bobi Marinovi 🇧🇬
From: Bobi Marinovi
Thank you for everything you have done and the sacrifices you made. Without you veterans, who knows how different the world we live in would be. We are sorry that you had to go through such traumatic and painful experiences. We really appreciate you risking your lives for future generations (us). Be safe. Stay strong. We will always be thankful.
From: Belmont Junior School
My whole life I have studied World War 2. You guys are my role model and I can‘t think you guys enough. I would like to thank you for your service in my nation. We will never forget the sacrifices you guys made to keep us safe.
From: Roan
I have had a fascination with the WW2 now for about 2 years and I love learning about all the great stories that veterans tell whether it is through articles or even videos on YouTube. I would love to one day meet a veteran, but that will sadly not happen. Here's to the greatest generation to ever live. A generation that were forced to fight and voluntarily faught against a tyrannical regime who slaughtered innocent people
From: Dylan Fourie
You guys are great. Love y'all, thanks for defeating the Nazis cause if they would've won life would be trash. Your sacrifice will be remembered for generations. Stay safe during the pandemic.
From: Gracie
I don't know if any Second World War veterans will read this, but in the event they do, I have several comments: first, it seems as though after the war, people had a better understanding of history altogether, an understanding that with great sadness, is beginning to fade simultaneously as the memory of the most important war in all of history is also fading. I was born in 1997, and even in the relatively short time I've been around, I've witnessed in my time how, as is often said, "history repeats itself," and the fabric of morality in modern civilization is merely a remnant of what it once was, a dangerous scenario similar in all ends to what started the war. Schools today are not interested in teaching the importance of learning from our own mistakes (the whole point of learning history), but rather, blatantly ignore that which is deemed "offensive" to certain narratives and forget what was and was not effective in the past, all leading to the self-destruction of the civil society which you fought so arduously to create. I am, and have always been, deeply touched by the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation (and I do call it that), even more so as I see that my generation would not have the same combination of backbone and a moral compass to carry out what needs to be done to preserve the future of humanity. I am now convinced we are at the point of no return. There are very few Second World War veterans left, all of whom are precious, and I sincerely hope that their lives be long, surrounded by constant love, and ever-filled with joy. I hope that, in future conflicts, we remember that which was sacrificed so as not to repeat past errors with their future consequences. May God bless all of you.
From: Paul Collins
I’m a 35 year old man who has never had to fight for my freedom due in part to the generation of Americans born in the 1910’s and 20’s. Anytime I think that things are hard, I consider the soldiers at D-Day or Bastogne, Guadalcanal or Okinawa, Stalingrad or the Battle of Britain. My grandfather fought in the US army and served in the European side, but I never met him to thank him because he died in 1977, nine years before my birth. His brother was at Normandy shortly after Allied forces gained control, he was not in the first wave. He passed in 2014 at the age of 90. Words cannot express my gratitude for this generation’s sacrifice. I am able to live my life free from tyranny and oppression because of you. The Nazis and the Japanese had to be defeated; it is the single most important event in the 20th century. There is a show called The Man In the High Castle which depicts a world in which the Allies lose, and while there is some science fiction involved, it’s not a world I would’ve wanted to live in. I mean it when I say that not a day goes by that I don’t think about what your generation did for my parents and me. I don’t know if any WWII veteran will see this but if they do, I’d love to say thank you in person or over the phone. I am running out of time to speak to one of them as they are dwindling with each day. If I cannot, that’s fine. I just want them to know that their sacrifice is not and has not been forgotten.
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From: Warner Threatt
I wish I was a fraction as courageous as you all were during the war. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.
From: Alexis Argueta
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From: Kirby Sandridge
The best generation indeed. These men and woman didn't hesitate to served their country. These men and women have the courage and sacrificed a lot to give us the freedom that we have right now. A "thank you" isn't enough for all of your sacrifices. We love you all. Sending the biggest hug
From: Emily
I'm in DC for work and went to the WWII National Memorial for the first time since I was 13. My dad served in the Navy on the USS Gosper and USS Blue during World War II. He's no longer with us and I really really miss him today. He didn't talk about it this unless I asked him. I had hoped to get him on a hero flight to see the memorial but I came alone. To you reading this... Sir, Thank you for your service, your bravery, being a role model and getting the job done when you had to. I so appreciate you are still with us and that I have the ability to thank you for your service
From: Gail Johnson
From a kid who will never fully understand the sacrifice you made back in those dark days of WW2, I would like to say thank you for defending our nation, and our future. We would have never made it this far if you hadn’t gone out of your way to defend not only the US but those who needed you’re help back then. You are the example of bravery that I could only wish to live up to. Thank you for you’re sacrifice!!
From: Ryan Paul
Thank you for your service. My great-grandparents were in the Red Army, and thankfully both returned home. Today some in Russia claim that the US didn't participate enough, but I know that is wrong. So I just want to say that I am incredibly grateful for what you did. Both the Russians and the Americans made a great sacrifice
From: Paula Nehlin
I firstly want to congratulate you on your service to our country and undying respect for what you Have achieved both individually and for all of us I’ve never met a war veteran and would be extremely lucky to meet one in this late a time but was wondering if you could give me as much an insight as possible as to what it was like at the time of a unforgettable history among mankind. Thank you
From: Glen Stewart
Well yesterday was the 77th anniversary of D-Day. I just want to say thank you for all your service I can’t thank you all enough. My great grand uncle fought at D-Day on Omaha Beach and was KIA in Germany of 1945. I just can’t thank you veterans enough you guys are the reason why this country is the good ole USA
From: Matthew Desrosiers
I want to thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart. I have immense respect for every one of you. I wish I had as much courage as you do, and I am very grateful for all you have done for our country. I will always remember what you heroes have done for us, and will keep your memories alive.
From: Jordan Dowdle
Thank you. Thank all of you. I wish Americans today had an ounce of the courage you had all those many years ago. I hope those of you still with us have experienced nothing but peace since your time in service to our great country. It will be my honor to pass along your stories to the generations who follow. To the men who never made it home, your sacrifices will never be forgotten. Thank you.
From: Josh Landry
Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your service to our nation on this 77th anniversary of D Day.
From: Andy and Cole Cook
My heart 💜 goes to you on the 77 th anniversary of D Day 🌷🥀🌿🎋 You gave us back our freedom and hope 🍀 Will never forget you 🍁❤️‍🩹🇨🇦🇫🇷🇺🇸
From: Claudette Delphis
Thank you so much for the brave things that you did protecting and serving our county.
From: collin luke
There are few true heroes in the world, but our WW2 vets are among them. There are no words to describe just how grateful I am for the sacrifices you made and the duty you fulfilled. You were called upon by your country, and answered with service not only for the US but for oppressed peoples all across the world. There will never be another generation of the same standard. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your actions and sacrifices will never be forgotten. And if any veterans are reading this- I wish I could shake your hand and express my gratitude in person. Know that you helped change the world for the better and I in part owe my freedom to you- I will carry that regard with me for the rest of my life.
From: MB
Hello I am writing this to you whoever you are to say hello i am young and want to thank you for your service I know this letter is not enough to thank you for your role in the war but i want to talk with you because I love history and feel it should never be forgotten so i want to hear your story if you were in the Pacific theater the Wester front or the Africa campaign i want to let you know that you are a living piece of history and i wish to meet you i hope this reaches you . I wish you a good day.
From: Kevin.W Reyes
I'm never sure what to say. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice to keep our country free. My daddy fought in WWII. I'm not very good with words sometimes. I just wanted to reach out and say thank you! Bless you 💔🤍💙
From: Nita
Thank you ever so much for all your service! My uncles served in WW 2. One of them stayed in the US Navy and retired. I never realized what sacrifice they all made until after watching battles on TV. I even lived in Japan for awhile with my ex and still never knew the extent. God Bless All of them and their families
From: Donna Marie
I am a teacher and writing this blurb for the school newspaper:On June 6, 1944 the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy, France. With a huge force of over 150,000 soldiers, the Allies attacked and gained a victory that became the turning point for World War II in Europe. The allies began beating the Nazis like a rented mule. This famous battle is called D-Day. You know, it is perfectly depicted in the beginning of the movie “Private Ryan”. Tom Hanks is Forest Gump no longer, kids. The first wave of the attack began with the paratroopers. Soldiers jumped at night and landed behind enemy lines. Their job was to destroy key targets and capture bridges in order for the main invasion force to land on the beach. Thousands of dummies were also dropped in order to draw fire and confuse the enemy. In the next stage of the battle thousands of planes dropped bombs on German defenses. Soon after, warships began to shell the beaches from the water. While the attack was going on, underground members of the French Resistance sabotaged the Germans by cutting telephone lines and destroying railroads. The main invasion began with over 6,000 ships carrying troops, weapons, tanks, and equipment approached the beaches of Normandy. American troops landed at Omaha and Utah beaches. The Utah landing was successful, but the fighting at Omaha beach was fierce. Many US soldiers lost their lives at Omaha, but they were finally able to take the beach. By the end of D-Day over 150,000 troops had landed in Normandy. They pushed their way inland allowing more troops to land over the next several days. By June 17th over half a million Allied troops had arrived and they began to push the Germans out of France. This day, June 6th 1944, 77 years ago this weekend, marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany, and is one of greatest days for the allies, and for the Greatest Generation. Be thankful for the greatest generation, if they weren’t there, neither would you!
From: David Lawrence
Thank you so much for your service, your sacrifices shall never be forgotten. We are forever thankful and in debt to your hard work. Thank you.
From: Paul P
To the greatest generation that ever lived. Who stood up against evil with courage, and no excuses, we are forever in debt to you. You sacrificed yourselves for your country and for the world. I wish you all are healthy and with loved ones. God bless and thank you.
From: Steven S
I just wanted to say thank you for your service and that our generation is forever in debt to yours.
From: Daniel Jackson
Thank you for your service to our nation! We are forever indebted to you, and please know on this Memorial Day, how grateful we are as a nation for the many sacrifices you have made to ensure the freedom and liberty of the world. 🙏 God Bless 💕
From: Ken Cornia
Thank you for your service to our nation! We are forever indebted to you, and please know on this Memorial Day, how grateful we are as a nation for the many sacrifices you have made to ensure the freedom and liberty of the world. 🙏 Ken Cornia
From: Name
Memorial Day is this coming monday, I just wanna take the time and say that I am so grateful to breath the same air as all of you, and I thank all of you for your sacrifices and your bravery. All of your embody what America is about. Nothing compares to what all you heros have done. It truly is inspirational and every day I honor and think about all of you. My grandpa fought in Korea, and I too am going to the army soon. Thank you again, and god bless all of your souls
From: Jeremy Olivier
I want to thank you for all your sacrifice, your bravery, dedication and fortitude is to be exalted always. I will always honor your sacrifice.
From: Irene
My hero BAILED out of a fiery aircraft So grateful for them all.🙏
From: Margrit
The best that ever was. Thanks to each and everyone of you. Forever grateful hearts Forever loved. Forever Missed. 🙏💖 My hero my love failed out of a fiery aircraft. His valor and courage lives on in his children and theirs. Forever loved.💙🙏
From: Margrit
My great grandfather fought with the 852nd EAB in Europe. With every fiber in my body, I want to thank the men and women who preserved the world as we know it. It isn’t perfect, but we have an obligation to your generation to leave it a better place as you did for us. Thank you for tour sacrifices.
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From: Bofa deez
I like to say thank you for your great sacrifice and what you did for this amazing country. Once again thank you and may God bless - David from South Carolina
From: David Caballero
It saddens me that veterans are forgotten about with all the great things and how bravely and proudly they all fought for their respective countries.
From: Joe
I hope you know how amazing you are for what you have done for this country. I wish I could share an in person conversation with all of you and just salute you and hear your stories. They don’t make them like you anymore and you guys deserve the world. Thank you for being the brave soldiers for all of us to stand here FREE. You are appreciated more than you’ll ever know. God bless!
From: Jennifer Dente
I don't know which brave soldier this message will reach, but I hope you know how much you've done for the world, what things you have accomplished, what sights you have seen, what ways you have impacted and inspired me. From 14 year old Hugh, Ireland.
From: Hugh
Thank you for your service all of you I heavily respect all of you ww2 veterans ✊
From: Parker Wallace
dear ww2 veteran i wanna start a ww2 impression i have most of the stuff i have a m41 jaket and i have some hbt pants i have a flannel a garand belt with a canteen cover and a canteen and there both original i also have a original medic poutch im 13 yearsold and im so intrested into the ww2 war i know alot and i try to keep alot of ww2 stuff and im intrested in the 29th divisiona and the 1st division for the 29th division any tips for my uniform also thanks all for your service i love you guys your heros to me your like all in my life i love you guys so much also for the 1st division do you have any war storys or any storys beacause i wanna start a intervew with people also for the 29th division do you have any storys and for all other veterans do you think you can give me storys
From: ulises hernandez
Hello great patriot. I've never gotten the chance to actually thank a ww2 veteran, despite my great grandfather being one who fault in the Pacific, he survived the war but would pass shortly after I was born. I want to extend my severe gratitude and thanks. Not only for defeating one of the evilest regimes that the world has ever been on this earth but for being the greatest generation this country has ever seen. There are unfortunately not many people/politicians to look up to nowadays so my search for influence and greatness always comes back to your generation. You inspire me and will continue to inspire generations of Americans through stories told, our country is going through a parallel time similar to the 1930s in some respects and the reminder of sacrifice and unity could not come from a greater and braver generation of patriots. I pray for your continued health and peace and want to leave with this, "“If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” God bless you all & from every part of my being, thank you for everything.
From: John William Durham
Hello! I want to start off with just saying thank you for everything you have done for our country and may god bless you and your family. I am a 17 year old young man and as it comes to my attention, many World War 2 Vets were around 17/18 when they had enlisted in the armed forces. I cannot believe that people at my age enlisted in the forces. You guys are the most brave, amazing people on our planet. Your efforts and your sacrifices will never be forgotten. God Bless!!
From: Nolan Marcum
Dear defenders of the free world, I cannot imagine the terrors the war has brought to you. I am german citizen, and I'm living freely now, thanks to all the blood, sweat and tears you offered the world to free it from the nazi scum. Your efforts and your sacrifices will never be forgotten. In two days, its the anniversary of the defeat of nazi germany. I will pray for you, that you'll live the rest of your live happily, which you clearly deserve. In eternal union Marco Potenz
From: Marco Potenz
Dear World War 2 veteran, I’m a 14 year old boy from Bay Ridge Prep. I am currently learning about World War 2 and it’s soldiers. My Papa Al fought in world war 2 learning about this has made me earn more respect for you guys, which makes me feel grateful for keeping our country the way it is. Thank you! -Chris M.
From: Christopher Maurina
Dear WWII Soldier, I am a 14-year-old boy from Brooklyn and go to the school, Bay Ridge Prep. We are learning about WWII in school and how bad it was. We learned a lot about the camps and all the innocent adults and kids that were killed. Thank you for fighting in WWII and stopping Nazi Germany, without you we could have been controlled by Hitler. Sincerely, Ryan Somoza.
From: Ryan Somoza
Dear WWII Veteran, Hi I would like to thank you for all your services, and I am so grateful for all the sacrifices you made while fighting in WWII. My name is Thea, and I am a thirteen year old Jewish girl, who lives in Brooklyn and I go to Bay Ridge Prep. In my social studies class, we are currently learning about World War two and while learning about all the hardships that all the soilders went through I’ve developed a greater appreciation for your service. Although I will never be able to fully understand all of what you went through, I am eternally grateful for everything you have done for our country. And once again, thank you for all of your unconditional work and dedication for our country, you made a huge impact on our country. Forever grateful, Thea
From: Thea
Dear WWII Veteran, my name is Summer and I am 13 years old, I go to Bay Ridge Preparatory School. We learned a lot about WWII and the hardships that many had to face during these complicated and life-changing times. I just wanted to say thank you for your impeccable work that you served our country. You all have made our country so proud and sacrificed so much to keep us safe and well. Yours truly, Summer.
From: Summer
Dear WWII Veteran. I am Frankie Calacanis and am a Brooklynite. My class has been learning about WWII. After hearing about what happened I feel like I should say thank you for going through the war and being part of the reason we won the war. Thanks for everything you did, you truly are a hero. -Frankie Calacanis
From: Frankie Calacanis
Dear WW2 veteran, My name is Ben, I’m 13 years old from Brooklyn. My Great-Great Uncle fought in the Pacific and my other Great-Great Uncle fought on the beaches of Normandy. Thank you so much for helping the Allies win the war and for your service. Sincerely, Benjamin Weintraub
From: Benjamin
Dear WWII vertain, My name is Henry and I am a 13 year old kid at Bay Ridge Prep. In school we are learning about WWII while researching the war. I felt so bad for the pain and struggles you went through. I couldn’t imagine what it was like. That's why I would like to thank you for your service. Hope you are doing well. From, Henry
From: Henry
Dear hero, I am a 13-year-old boy in Brooklyn and my great grandfather had also participated in WW2, he never saw himself as a hero but to me he certainly was, you are no different and I’m so grateful for the service you gave to this country. You went to war not knowing if you or anyone will be alive the next day and to me that's very heroic. I hope this letter brings you joy, after all, it's the least I could do knowing I’m sending this to a hero that millions of people across the world look up to. Thank you for your service! Sincerely, Nicholas Liguori
From: Nicholas Liguori
Dear WWII Veteran Hello, my name is Eric Somoza, 14 and I'm from New York City. Recently we have been learning about WWII in school and how we won the war. It must of been scary but veterans are strong. Thank you for your service and have a very good day! Sincerely, Eric Somoza
From: Eric Somoza
Dear WW2 Veteran, I am Nicole Lerman a student in Bay Ridge Preparatory School. In social studies class right now we are learning about WW2 and about the kind contributions of the soldiers who fought for us. I would just like to say how incredibly thankful I am for your contributions. Thank you so much for the difference you have made in our world. Nicole Lerman
From: Nicole Lerman
Dear WWll Veteran, My name is Mariana and I’m 13 years old. My social studies class is learning about WWll. We learned about the Holocaust, Nazi’s and how brave American soilders were throughout the war. My grandfather was also in the war. Thank you for your service and everything you did for America. You made a huge impact for the world. Thank you, Mariana
From: Mariana
Dear WWII Veteran My name is Luca and I go to Bay Ridge Prep and in my social studies class we are learning about WWII and I think that all WWll Veterans are very brave and I don't think that I would be able to do what you guys did and what you guys saw on the batlel fields. Thank you for our service because without the sacrifices you guys made we would not be here today. By Luca
From: Luca
HI my name is Ava I am 13 years old and I go to Bay Ridge Prep. My class is learning a lot about WWII. My grandma's brother and my mom's dad were in WWII. I’ve never met them but i've heard many things about them. They both survived. I just wanted to Thank you so much for your service, you’ve made such a difference in our country. Thank you. Sincerely, Ava
From: ava
Dear WWII Veteran, My name is Roan O’Neill and I am a 13 year old boy who goes to Bay Ridge Prep. In school we are learning about WWII and how much you veterans had to sacrifice for it. Thank you for sacrificing your life for people's freedom and to change the world. -Roan
From: Roan Oneill
Dear WWII veteran, My name is Gabrielle. I am 13 years old from Brooklyn, New York. My family was rescued by American soldiers. We are currently learning about WWII. Thank you for all of your unconditional work for our country, you made our country so proud. - Gabrielle
From: Gabrielle
Dear WWII Veteran, I would like to thank you for all your service and for the hardships and sacrifices you had to face. I am a thirteen year old Jewish boy from Brooklyn who goes to Bay Ridge Prep school. In my history class, we are learning about World War II and the contributions and service of all the soldiers. And even though I can never truly understand what you went through, I am eternally grateful for everything you have done for this country and every single one of its members.
From: JJ Saba
Dear Veteran, The title of "hero" is often overused in these sort of thank you's. While true, you do not need to be told it by a bunch of kids who never even saw what it was like or what you went through. And that's the thing; we know not the world of hate that could have been that you put your life on the line to prevent. Because of you, we know only the world that you fought to defend. I do not know what you experienced, nor do I pretend to. I shall not tell you of how 'I know what it must've been like'. Because I don't know what it was like. It have been said that we have done a great job of remembering and honoring our veterans by sculpting them into these knights in shining armor - completely devoid of fear in our minds, but a less-than-great job of actually listening to what they have to say about what they did. My generation might be young and naive. Our experiences might be small and few. Our impacts on the beautiful world given to us by your generation might be few and far between. However we are here for you. Not to deify you, or to exaggerate your heroics - but to hear you. It is not our turn to lecture you - but to listen. It is our DUTY to listen. Forever grateful, Arlo James Gleich
From: Arlo Gleich | Age: 14 | Grade: 8th | School: Bay Ridge Preparatory School
I’m a 25 years old British citizen my father had me at 64 and grew up in Wartime Manchester U.K as a child being bombed by the Luftwaffe and living in rations always told me stories of the “ yanks “ throwing Hershey bars at the kids as they drove on by and buying stockings for the women. Amazingly Iv grown up fallen in love with an American woman and moved to the US to marry her. Without you guys none of this would be possible, the freedom my father has enjoyed and the freedom I enjoy today is all thanks to the sacrifices you men and women made. I can truly not thank you enough. God bless you all and your sacrifice will never ever be forgotten ❤️
From: Dafydd Long
Thank you so much for your service and the sacrifices you have made to protect this country. You will forever be appreciated. From the bottom of my heart, you are all heroes.
From: Anonymous
Thank you so much for your service, you and your fellow world war 2 veterans are my heroes, and you mean so much to me. my late great-grandfather was in the navy during world war 2 and was on a submarine that was struck by a Japanese torpedo on its war to Pearl Harbor, he and the captain were the last two people off of the submarine before it sank.
From: Bradley benson
As an asian, I’ve always been interested in the experiences of WW2 veterans because our country played a big role in the war. I wanted to say that I am very grateful that at my age, I am enjoying my youth and freedom which would have not been possible without your efforts. I hope you find comfort and happiness knowing that the years of your life you lost to war back in the 1940’s is returned in the form of modern youths like us who are very grateful for your service. We are the last generation to hear your stories face-to-face and I promise to never let your legacies be forgotten. All the best, Han
From: Han Sen
Dear WWII Veteran, My name is Lindsay Livingston and I am a senior student at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT. I am writing you this letter to give thanks for your sacrifice in serving our country at a time when so much was unknown. I am doing a research project on WWII for one of my English methods classes and have learned about the devastating events that took place. I plan to be a high school English teacher, and history is a huge part of what we do in the English classroom. That’s why I find it so important to learn alongside my students and instill in them the importance of these events. I have two grandparents who served in the Vietnam War, another terrible event that has left them scarred and saddened. I don’t know what branch you served in, but they were both in the Air Force. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to fight in a war where you likely saw many people you cared about killed or injured. Thank you for taking a stand for the right and doing so much good for our country. I don’t know what your life has been like since you’ve been home, or what your health situation is like, or whether you have family around that takes care of you. I don’t know if you have kids or grandkids or a house or an apartment. I really don’t know anything about you, other than that you’ve done something great in your life and helped people all over the world by your seemingly small contribution. Which is why I’m saying thank you, thank you, thank you. Often the “thank you’s” we want to say most can go unsaid, and that’s something I never want to hold back. I wish you all the best, Lindsay Livingston
From: Lindsay Livingston
WWII was one of the worst wars. I just want to say that it takes a lot of courage to look death in the eye. Thank you so much for serving for our country.
From: Kaleb
How grateful we are for your service and continued commitment to America. Thank you for what you have done to protect our freedoms for generations to come. Your bravery and dedication will not be forgotten.
From: Nancy
Hello and God bless every World War II veteran out there! I’m also the grandson of a WWII vet, and our elderly heroes are slowly passing away, I wish I could you courageous and brave heroes and thank you all
From: Bruno
I am writing this as wish to express my deep gratitude for what our WW2 veterans sacrificed for us. Thank you for fighting in our most desperate hour!! From one grateful kid on behalf of our generation, thank you for what you did for this great nation
From: Ryan
Hello, I'm Mary from the USA. I have a big interest in the war and would love to be able to write to a veteran. I've watched many documentaries but I'd still love to hear about it directly from someone who was there. Doesn't matter what side or country to me. Also doing a writing project on it. If there's any reply my email is
From: Mary
Hello I'm looking for a long time for a website like this. WW2 Veterans are slowly passing away which is very sad so there won't be an opportunity to contact them in the next century. I'm a German Teen who is very Happy that these Heroes helped liberating Europe,Africa and the whole World. Thank you for our service
From: Magnus
I just wanted to take a second to thank you to all who served during WW2, it was a hard war, and hard times. but if it wasn't for your courageous hearts, we would not be where we are today. Much love, thank you
From: Peyton Sanuth
Thank you for everything you have done, every minute of service proved so valuable. No matter what the role. We are all facing a war with this pandemic, an enemy we cannot see, but youse all faced the fear head on..knowing what you were facing and ultimately knowing the stakes. All of us owe youse a debt that cannot ever be repaid, but remembrance is some form of repayment. Myself at 25 I would never have thought that would you did was possible. Your story will never die, your loss will never be forgotten and your service will will echo through every generation, instilling hope to carry on through every challenge we face. Thank you.
From: Gary Gillespie
Thankyou for your service and for the freedom that we have today!
From: Harry Whitaker
Thank you for making the europe the great place it is now , remember to be proud for the tremendous social progress in feminism, multiculturalism and gender identity that was achieved by your victory
From: Gabriel
From the bottom of my heart. Thankyou. Thankyou for sacrificing everything to protect this country. You are more appreciated and applauded than you will ever know. I can’t imagine how hard it is to leave everything behind to fight for this country. I look up to every single veteran and person in active duty.
From: Madison Lewis
Hi, I'm looking to write to a World War II Veteran, I am doing a research project on World War II. It would be great to get in conduct with one or more Veterans. Thank you! Please if there is a response send it to my teachers email!
From: Grace N.
Hello! My name is Maya, I'm not actually from America. I'm a native-born Filipino from the Philippines. Recently, I've watched a lot of videos about everyone from WWII, not just the Americans. But, I wanted to take the time to say that, although I might hate the idea of war, I thank and commend all of you for your courage and for the fact that, despite the war, many of you still thought your enemies as human beings. I see a lot of you struggling. I'm sorry for that. But, you did what was best for your country and family. I hope all will forgive everyone, at this day and age. Love - Maya
From: Maya
Also, sorry I accidentally sent 2 messages, it said one of them didn't send
From: Alvin O
Hello! I recently had a strong interest in learning about World War 2, and after learning about all the experiences a soldier had to go through, I couldn't imagine myself in your position, and that's why I would love to thank you all, from every country involved in WW2, fighting for their families, loved ones, or their country, thank you for your sacrifices. I've had family members that participated in the Pacific Theater talk about how hard it was living through it all, and knowing that, makes me realize that I take many things for granted. And I wouldn't be able to have the freedoms I do now if it weren't for all you WW2 veterans, so thank you, for all the difficult sacrifices, and I'm truly sorry for all the pain you've unfortunately had to endure. Thank you for your service Veterans!
From: Alvin O
Hello! I recently found huge interest in learning about World War 2, and after I started learning, I have wanted to meet a veteran, and unfortunately due to Covid, it makes it harder to meet one. I just want to say, after learning about lots of the experiences soldiers had to go through I am deeply thankful for all the sacrifices all veterans from all countries have made, for their families, and for their country. I had ancestors fight in the pacific theater, and I've heard some of their stories about how hard it was going through a time like that. As someone living in modern day America, I take lots of things for granted. And I wouldn't be able to do the things I do now if it wasn't for you veterans, thank you so so much.
From: Alvin O
Thank you so much! I would love to hear your stories! If you would mind sharing some with me plz email me at and if you could come to neosho rapids kansas to my elementary school and talk that’d be awesome!
From: Brady kelley
I would love to hear your storys. Your heros of a different nations but your still close to my heart. If you want to share your story conntact me. Facebook Philip Petterson. Instagram philip_04p. Gmail Phone nummer +46 0707422017
From: Philip petterson
Your sacrifices for the better future of this world will never be forgoten, may god be with you all. Thank you
From: Siegfired
On my bucket list...i need to meet a veteran have that wonderful hand bless from india...with all the heart of...ww2
From: Pia
We Honour Your Service . Your Sacrifice For Our Country Will Never Be Forgotten.
From: Patrick
For all the brave soldiers who fought so that we may live in a world without tyranny, thank you. Your sacrifice may sometimes go unnoticed, but I hope you know there are those who know your stories and have a heart full of appreciation
From: Tim Mannila
Thank you so much for your service. It takes someone really brave to do something like that. You are an inspiration.
From: Ava
It is an honor for you to read my message, knowing that the best generation will soon be no more, but I would like to thank you for what you did for us and our country
From: Destin Boland
Thank you - for upholding freedom, giving it to the generations that followed, sacrificing your youth, and facing the unimaginable.
From: Kevin Dittoe
Hello, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are all heroes. You lost a lot of your youth, a lot of your innocence, a lot of your friends to fight a war to make man free. You faced the flames of hell and ran through undaunted and faced hell of war. Just as christ died to make man holy, many you fought with died to make man free. Many of you had no choice but seeing the people greet you in holland and france waving american flags, thousands in the streets to greet liberator's. It makes me proud to be an american. God bless you all.
From: Tyler Joseph Drent
Thank you for everything you have done for your country, if there were now a world war, I don't think there would be so many brave people. I really like to investigate what happened in the Second World War, it was something that completely changed humanity and I would love to visit historical places of the Second World War such as the Normandy beach or a concentration camp to know it in real life and not through a screen.
From: Julio Alonso
Dear veteran, There are many women and men fighting for our country and every one made the biggest sacrifice of all. But for me to think that I am writing this to one of the brave people who sacrificed the chance to see their parents, and the chance to see their wife and children ever again, so that we as a country, could be free, I am truly honored just to be writing to you. You are the reason I am who I am today and the reason the country is who we are today. We take in so many different people of religion, gender and sexuality. You and everyone else who fought made this country free with your bare hands. There is nothing I know of that I can do to repay you for your sacrifices other than to offer my greatest gratitude and appreciation. you are and always will be a hero to me and your country. Thank you for your service.
From: Johan van Loon
I would love to talk to a ww2 veteran thank you .
From: Brad Holman
Thank you for helping our country
From: Edgar
Thank you! Please I would like to meet you . It would be my dream come true ❤️
From: Anandini
What was it like during ww2 and did you kill anyone??
From: Cy
I'm not good at writing grandiose letters, It's a simple gesture but one with such a profound meaning that I cannot begin to type into words. Thank you.
From: Gervais, Dylan P.
Thank you so much for your service!
From: Emma
Thank you for your service to give me the rights to live in freedom, and to become a bigger and better person. I can't thank you enough.
From: John Martino
Thank you for your service from Canada :)
From: Anthony Joly
Dear Veteran, or veterans thank you for your service if you did not do what you did everything would be different I am writing this to thank you four service.
From: Azaria
Dear veterans, thank you for your service. I appreciate everything you do.
From: Erin
There is nobody who has enough heart to say how much you have done for our society and provided citizenship for Jewish people such as myself. By putting an end to Adolf Hitler's rain of terror.
From: Jeff
Hello there dear veteran, no matter what side you fought on you deserve the best for protecting ur country and our future, it been an honour to thank a veteran face to face but difficult during these covid times, so this is the best i can do for now, i thank you who is reading this for your service during the dark times of the war, hope you all the best -Elias nikolai vonheim trondsen
From: Elias nikolai vonheim trondsen
Thank you for everything you did to protect me and my family.
From: Robby
Thank you for your service!
From: Karsen
Thank you so much for all you have done! I would never have the courage to do the things you have done for people you don't even know. It shows how big your heart is to put your life on the line to protect the people you love so dearly. You are all appreciated and no words can describe how thankful we are for what you do for our country!
From: Brook Emricson
Dear Veteran, Thank you so much for your service! Everyone in America is so appreciative of you that you risk your lives every day for the safety of all of us! Your courage does not go unnoticed!
From: Ella
Thank you for your service and protection; our country would not be the same without your bravery and sacrifices. We're so grateful for all that you have done for our country. I can live freely and happily because of you and I am so thankful for that!
From: Bridget J
Thank you so much for your service!
From: Jake Cunningham
Dear Veteran, I wanted to thank you for all you do for our country and for you to know that everyone truly appreciates your hard work!
From: Sophia
Thank you so much for fighting for our country. Every single one of you have made a difference for the better, and for the future of our country. Your brave souls have made America great and worth living in!!! Thank you again so much, and I hope you are all doing as well as you can be!! All of you won't ever be forgotten, fighters are the ones to look up to!!
From: Kaylie A. Quindel
Dear Veterans, Thank you so much for your service and bravery. It's because of people like you that everyday citizens like me get to enjoy the privileges of life in America.
From: Madisen P
Dear Veteran, Thank you so much for everything you do! You are doing such a great job! We love you!
From: Johanna
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From: Stephen Wilson
Dear Veteran, Thank you so much for all you have done for our country. Your service and willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure our freedom leave me beyond speechless. You matter. Thank you. Hugs from afar. :)
From: Debi
Dear soilder, I would love to meet one of a ww2 because I am doing a project and I want to thank you for everything that you have done for us!!!
From: Carson
Dear soldier, Thank you for your service, one wish that I would like to accomplish in my life is to meet a Ww2 veteran but as the day goes on and on my opportunity to meet one become less likely. I’m glad that I’m able to write to you. I truly love you, you fought a Great War for my freedom, I would do it for you too, I would have fought next to you without a doubt. God bless you and your soul. - Jonathan Rodriguez Texas 03/09/2020 1:49 a.m
From: Jonathan Rodriguez
Words cannot expess the admiration and awe I have for you gentlemen. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for helping to make the United States the beautiful country that she is.
From: Carla
Dear veteran, I am forever grateful for the struggles and service that you provided myself and our country as a whole. I’m so proud to be an American for I am free thanks to you and for what you did for us. Even though this is a hard time period, I want you to know that you are not forgotten but are forever active in my mind and in the minds of Americans across the country. I wish you the best and hope the world of love and hope for you. Thank you for being an example to us moving forward.
From: Ben
Dear Veteran, I cannot thank you enough for letting go of your freedom and fighting for our country. You really are apart of the best generation of veterans. For you to risk your life and do it in a good way blows my mind. Thank you.
From: Reginald
Dear WWII veteran, I cannot thank you enough for your service; the world would be a very different place if not for you and other veterans having put your lives on the line to fight for the freedom of the world. How lucky we are to have people like you who fought so bravely in the world's great time of need. I can't imagine what you had to go through, but I respect you so much for liberating the world from fascism and upholding peace and justice for all. The world will remember you forever.
From: Nora
I sincerely appreciate everything you all have done for us. Thank You your service and sacrifices.
From: jacob
Dear Veteran, Thank you for serving your country and choosing to leave your family knowing you might not come back. Your service is greatly appreciated and is not taken for granted. I know the fight wasn't easy and many lives were lost but you are a hero to many everyday. Your act of kindness saved many lives and future generations! You will never be forgotten. :)
From: jordyn
You are so greatly appreciated and honored. We all thank you for your service and I honor you for all the risks and sacrifices you have made in order to help others. Everyone who was lost throughout this time is also honored for their hard work and courage. You are a true inspiration. Thank you.
From: Marina
Thank you for the courage and the hardship you went through to give us the future we now know because without your efforts America wouldn't be the same and for that i am very grateful to have had a very strong and courageous generation defending our futre.
From: Mauro Cruz
I want to first say you are a TRUE hero. I am so thankful for your service, you gave up your life to help other. That is an act of unselfishness and kindness. I truly hope all the tragedy you went through during that time is not distributing your mental health. I really appreciated you.
From: Precious
Thank you for your service and bravery. You gave up so much to protect the citizens of this country. I hope you are doing okay and know that we appreciate you!! :)
From: Rebecca
Thank you for your service and all that you have done for this country. All of you have made great sacrifices while fighting for your country. I wanted to take the time to appreciate and thank you for all that you did during WWII.
From: Leo
Thank you to all World War II veterans for your service and sacrifices that afforded those like me including me with the privilege of continuing to live in the United States as free people. I have no words to adequately thank all of you for what you have done. Please know that there are many who appreciate you but perhaps like me are in awe of you and what you have done for all of us. Again I say thank you very much, and may God bless all of you. Very Respectfully, Mike Donoghue
From: Michael Donoghue
I just wanted to take the time to appreciate you for what you do because oftentimes it is overlooked and that should not be the case. None of us can begin to comprehend what you went through but we will stand by you no matter what.
From: Ryan
Thank you for everything you've done. You're very brave and I appreciate what you have done for us.
From: Laura
Dear WWII Veterans, Thank you for your sacrifice of going to war and going through all of those traumatic experiences. There is no way I could ever imagine what you've been through and how it still affects you today. We are all go grateful for what you did for our country and the world, and we can't thank you enough.
From: Erin D.
Dear WWII Veterans, Thank you so much for your bravery and sacrifices throughout war. I can't imagine how traumatized you are and how many days go by you think of your fallen comrades. War in movies probably aren't as real as you being in war but it looks really close. When I watch war I think of everyone's family and how proud they must be that you fought and won, leading this world to what we know today and the people we know today. Without you and every single man that went into war, who knows what the world would be like. So once again, I am thankful for your sacrifice and I will always remember it.
From: Taniyah
Dear WWII Veterans, I would personally like to thank you for the service you have done for this country. I could never imaging what you fellow veterans saw and endured for helping winning the war. As a young High school student I truly share my admiration towards any fellow veteran and promise to always share the stories of those who have come before me. Thank you for your service.
From: Selena D.
First I would like to thank you for your service in the World War II because I understand the tough battles you faced with little odds to win. Even with your backs against the walls at times y'all still kept level heads and was able to turn in favorable moments in to an advantage because you believed our countries future was worth fighting for and we wouldn't be where we are today without out your dedication.
From: Jared
Dear WWII Veterans, I want to deeply apologize that you were ever put in the position to have to fight. I really don't know what to say because I've never had to experience anything remotely close and honestly I hope I never do, but I am thankful that you had the courage to fight for what you believed in. You helped free so many people and stopped it from getting any worse, your efforts will never be forgotten, definitely not by me.
From: Juan
Dear WWII Veterans, thank you for your service and the big sacrifice you made. i know it wasn't easy making it or what you went through for future generations. In hope that they wont have to do it as well.
From: estefani
Dear WWII Veterans, thank you all so much, I want you to know that your sacrifices and perseverance are and forever will be appreciated. I can't even imagine going through what you went through, the strength and courage you must have had to keep going is inspiring. Seeing your bravery is what inspires people today to serve so thank you for everything. I hope you all have family and loved ones around you and just know you will always be appreciated.
From: Zema
Thank you, for your service, I couldn't possibly imagine the amount of determination and mental strength it took for you to see and hear what happened during your time at war, I sincerely apologize for you having to go through that level of trauma but your service will always be greatly appreciated.
From: phoenix
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. I couldn't imagine what it's like, and I want you to know that I'm grateful, and so are so many others in this country. No one will ever forget what you've done, and it will forever be part of history.
From: Heather-Marie
Dear Veterans, Thank you for your service during WWII and having the bravery and selflessness to be away from your family to support your country. Your selflessness and bravery is the reason we honor your service 75 years later.
From: Josh'Lyn B
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. Without your efforts and sacrifices, we might otherwise be speaking German today. No words can make up for what you have been through but I would like to express my immense gratitude for protecting the freedoms we get to take advantage of today.
From: Alex A.M.
Thank you for all the service you have done for this country. It takes a lot of bravery to do what you do. Your work doesn't go unnoticed.
From: Meridy
Thank you for being so courageous to put your life on the line for this country. Your service has made the world a better place for my generation and more to come.
From: Lois R-J
Dear WWII Veteran, You have fought long and hard for your country and I thank you. You made the decision to put your life on the line for so many people in your country. You gracious acts haven't gone unnoticed! You made today possible, Thank You. More life and love to you and your loved ones!
From: Olyvia V.
Thank you for finding the courage to fight for your country and provide protection for it. Especially since you guys knew the risk! You have sacrificed some much and it didn't go unnoticed!!
From: Erin P
Dear WWII veteran, Thank you for everything you have done for this country. You have sacrificed so much for us and will always be remembered because of that. Your bravery is incredible. I wish you all happiness and love.
From: Clara
Dear WWII Veterans, thank you for your courage and strength. Without it, the world would've been a different place. I just want to say how much I appreciate all that you've done, and I hope that you realize your sacrifices will never go unnoticed. Thank you so much, and I hope you are doing well!
From: Chloe Hunt
Thank you, veterans. What you went through for the United States will never, ever be forgotten. You are valued, respected, and appreciated more than you will ever know. Your bravery is why our country is where it is today. Thank you for your service. I hope you have an amazing life.
From: Cormac
I would like to thank all the veterans that fought for our country in arguably the most important war of american history. The world that i and everyone else in the United States live in would not be the same without your bravery and time spent towards our safety. I´m sure all you went through and effort spent in your fight for our country was hard to deal with and even mentally scarring but it is not overlooked by the people who live in the world you ought to preserve. Thank you for your service and bravery and i hope your life following has been enough to show you how far your courage has brought us as a country.
From: Harrison Menacho
WWII veteran, I appreciate all you have done and sacrificed to get us to where we are today. I wish well on you and everyone you know who has been heavily impacted by the war. I can't begin to imagine what the experience was like, but I can appreciate your work nonetheless.
From: Rayka
Even though you guys hear people say thank you for service a lot, you guys still don't hear it enough. The bravery you guys have to put your life on the line for our country's civilians is incredible and the credit you guys deserve can't be explained enough. I said it once and I'll say it again, thank y'all so much for you service and everything you do for this country, we all can't explain how much we appreciate it.
From: Bryce
I want to start by saying thank you for all of your hard work and sacrifices. It is incredible what you all do and go through in a daily basis. You are all incredibly courageous and fierce. You have fought through air, land and sea to bring safety and freedom to our nation. You put your lives at risk without hesitation, and for that I am extremely thankful. You deserve all of our gratitude and respect and should forever be remembered. Once again I appreciate all your hard work and sacrifices and I wish you all nothing but greatness and happiness.
From: Ana B.A
Dear WWII veteran, I would like to start by saying thank you for your service in those dark times. I have such a deep respect for your courage and bravery. I can not imagine the level of hardship and sacrifices you had to make. I hope that you are doing well and were and are able to live the life you want in the country and world you fought for.
From: Emily
Dear Veterans, I would like to thank you for your service during WWII, for protecting our country, and for fighting to establish world peace. I cannot even fathom the feelings that you must have felt alongside your men and within range of the enemy. It was a great sacrifice that you have made and surviving the war is notable on its own. Again, thank you.
From: Arabelle
To all the veterans thank you for your bravery thank you for being their in the hardest of times you are in inspiration to many people and you will be remembered for your bravery.
From: brandon
To the WW2 veteran reading this, thank you for your brave and selfless sacrifice during those terribly dark times. I hope you are able to live the rest of you lives in peace and find joy in the world you fought for.
From: Asa P
Dear veterans, I just want to start out by thanking you guys for risking your whole life to fight for our country. It amazes me at the amount of traumatizing experiences you guys had to go through. You all were incredibly brave and I admire you for that. I absolutely hate that you guys had to participate in deathly events, but very thankful that you guys got through it. Thank you for your service!
From: Caeley
I just wanted to thank you for your service. It is people like you who make me feel proud to be an American. You fought not only for you but your family, friends, and American citizens and I hope to do something like that some day. You truly are an inspiration to what America should be about. I wish that I could do something to repay you, the soldiers, and ones that have past. Truly from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for everything.
From: Alex Hartman
Thank You your service and sacrifices.
From: kimberly
I believe that a thank you for your service isn't enough, all Veterans deserve more than just a thank you. You decided to fight for our country even if that meant death, I am grateful.
From: Beverly
I don’t know how to begin, but from the bottom of my 16 year old, American heart, thank you for all you have sacrificed for us. You have all fought not just for your nation, but for your friends, family, and every generation to come. In my eyes, there are few generations in history I admire more than yours. We would not have the world we have today without you. Thank you for your perseverance in trying times. Many could learn a thing or two from you. To whomever reads this, thank you for your sacrifices, and we love you with all we’ve got.
From: Mario Toledo
Dear WWII Veteran, As the daughter of a WWII vet, I have seen the pain and sacrifice that you, The Greatest Generation have experienced. Please know that your dedication and devotion to our country is appreciated beyond words. I hope you have a wonderful day and realize that you are very special to those of us that understand what you accomplished. May God Bless you every day of your life.
From: Penny Favale
Thank you for you bravery, and your sacrifice. Your efforts will never be forgotten, once again thank you!
From: Elizabeth
there aren’t words to even begin to thank you for your service, I can probably imagine you dont want to remember this time in history but i am ever so thankful that you take the time to read these messages so you know how much we are great full for you! : )
From: Karis
Thank you so much for your service. You are truly the greatest generation.
From: Colton
Thank you greatly for your service! I find it extremely heroic and brave that you would risk your life for you country. It is because of your sacrifices and hard work that our country is free and based around freedom for the people. Just remember you are thanked and greatly appreciated by all of us.
From: Chase Harrison
Hello WW2 Veteran of the US Armed Forces, I cannot stress how thankful I am for your service to this country. I am aware of the hardships and sacrifices you and the Greatest Generation have endured so that I don't have to do so. I have been always wanting to meet a WW2 Veteran in real life since I respect them and unfortunately your time is almost up. I will do my very best to keep your spirit alive forever throughout the coming generations. It is an honor to be around when you are still around. God Bless you and God Bless America. Thanks for everything, Rithvik Muthyalapati
From: Rithvik Muthyalapati
I just want to thank everyone so much. You all are such an inspiration to all of us. I aspire to be more like you all. Words can't describe how much I appreciate all that you've done for us. You've fault to protect our lives and our country, and as a result you've put your lives in extreme danger. You've all chosen to give up your lives for us, thank you. You all are very brave souls, we can't compare to any of you all. Although I know I can't possibly imagine what you guys have gone through, I want to apologize for all of the traumatic events that you've had to witness. You all will forever have my respect. Once again, thank you so much for everything, for protecting our country and for willingly being ready to give up your life for us.
From: Yulissa Martinez
The amount of appreciation and gratitude willing to give would be beyond. The bravery, sacrifice, and dignity you have shown and served help us be where we at now. Protecting millions of innocent lives that no one can be able to do. The losses and trauma that you encountered cannot be easy on you nor cannot be related to anyone eles. You did your part, your journey will forever be known, it's what counts and be well respected. Thank you for fighting for our country.
From: Lesly Reyes-Dominguez
To all the Veterans who are reading this, I just want to say thank you for all of your sacrifices and services for our country.
From: Morgan
Thank you so much for you're service! I can't imagine how hard it is to be that selfless, brave, and strong to get through a war of any kind, not to mention the traumas and losses you had to encounter along the way. I know that being in a battle is life-changing and America wouldn't be where it is now if it weren't for that, so thank you again for serving our country!
From: Julie G
Dear WW2 veteran, First off thank you so much for your service, I cant imagine what you had to go through and how you felt during that time. You guys are so very strong and so brave for going into the war. Thank you for everything.
From: Lola C
For any veteran reading this, I thank for your service, your a brave soul and we as a nation our proud of your courageous efforts defending our country. All the hard work you've put in deserves to be rewarded, so once again, thank you.
From: Adam Safi
Dear Veterans, Thank you so much for your unmatched selflessness and bravery. Thank you for willingly putting your life on the line to save others. You are all heroes and you are owed all the respect this world could possibly give. I am forever grateful that there are souls on this earth as ready to help others as each of you are. I wish all of you the best because every one of you deserve it.
From: Keely Ogden
To any war veteran who reads this i wanted to say thank you for fighting in one of the most historic wars. I cant imagine anything you´ve went through or have felt during your war day but with your strength you were able to change world for the better. I´m very grateful and you will never be forgotten.
From: Emily
Thank you for your service and your perseverance in fighting for our country
From: K
Thank you so much for your service.
From: James
Thank you, truly, for every sacrifice you have made so that we can be alive right now. You are a hero in every sense. I hope that this world has given you a sense of peace, and that you are being treated with the highest respect. I will forever be grateful.
From: Delaney Labajetta
I can't imagine the physical and mental strength it took to live through something so violent and inhumane or to be so selfless that you would go through that in hopes of protecting millions of strangers. Willing or unwilling fighting in war has got to be the greatest display of human strength there is
From: Elena
I'm so sorry.
From: Xander
I want to start out by saying that I cannot imagine the pain and heartbreak that comes with war. There is so much that I don't know about, and hopefully will never need to. Your service means so much to me and all of America. There will be friends lost, lives lost, and families broken, but there will always be a reason to keep going. Democracy is such an important thing, and to think that anyone would want to take away what has been rightfully won is disheartening to say the least. I am proud of you for staying strong, and I know that every sacrifice made was through selfless choices that your average person would not be able to make.
From: Andrew
I can not find the words to and I can't and won't even compare my feelings to yours. You all have the utmost respect from me and always will because of the bravery to even travel and put yourself in that situation.
From: Jasmine P.
thank you veterans for all the courage and selflessness you had for fighting for the future of our Democracy and Freedom. Your bravery and courage will never be forgotten, everything you have done and the sacrifices you have made have changed many lives and many people will not be where they are currently without Thank you so much for your services.
From: Daniel Garcia Villalpando
Thank you Vets for being selfless and having the courage to serve in the military to help preserve our countries democracy and freedom. I am so grateful for everything that you guys have done. The sacrifices that you guys made helped shape the lives of everyone living today and I hope that one day i'll have even a fraction of the courage you guys had.
From: Victor Maldonado
No amount of words can explain my gratitude towards you and your fallen comrades. There is no way of possibly imagining the terror that is war, especially during WWII. Knowing many veterans such as yourself (many of which have passed) I have heard the stories from men who ran into battle expecting not to come back as they heard bullets fly past their head and looked into what they though was their death. It is truly humbling and shows the younger generations how truly easy our lives have been. Thank you or your service to this great country, it will not be forgotten.
From: anonymous
Thank you for risking your lives and protecting the for people democracy. I hope that you are taking your life one step at a time and pray that you're doing well.
From: Kelani
For any veteran that is reading this, I cannot thank you enough for your service to this country, you risked your life in order to protect our freedom and democracy, I cannot comprehend the events that ensued during the war, the horrors that you witnessed, I hope you're doing well physically and mentally. I admire the valor soul of yours and wish the best for you. God bless.
From: Herbert
Dear veterans, Thank you for risking your life for your country. It must of been terrifying, and there's no way I could ever imagine what its like, but I hope your okay and living the best life you possibly could now. I give the best of wishes to any trauma you may still endure, but there is help and other people out there that want the best for you, and surely it will be given in due time, as it should.
From: Aja
i will never fully comprehend what you went through but i do honor and appreciate every one of your sacrifices. You truly are the bravest of heroes.
From: shae
Dear WWII Vets I hope you live in a good place and are around the people that you love everyday because you people deserve this and much more for all the actions that you did and all the things you saw to prevent others in the future to see and do. you people are strong, brave, and courageous. I hope you all lead the rest of your lives in happiness and do the thing that you want to do. From: Emiliano Guadalupe Hernandez
From: Emiliano guadalupe Hernandez
Dear Veteran, thank you for your service and the sacrifices you made for future generations. Thank you for all the great things you have have done for this nation and god bless you.
From: Savannah
Dear WW2 veteran, I first of all am thankful for having someone like you to fight and risk your life out there. I'm glad you made it home, I don't know the specifics of your current state. But I hope that you are doing fine. I can't imagine the utter dread you felt being out there. I respect you and your service during the war, you left your mark on the world by helping end the war. Thank you for saving us from Nazi tyranny.
From: Markus
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Thank for your amazing service! the world as we know it today wouldn't exist without you. I truly salute all Allied WW2 veterans. I can only imagine what it's like to enlist when chaos took over. From the Pacific to the European Theatre of War - you all made personal sacrifices for our countries victory.
From: Leead
I wanna thank you for doing the impossible for going to war in your time. I simply will never be able to know how you felt or what you went through. All I simply can say is Thank You so Much for your service and that you mean a lot to the freedom of our country.
From: Davis
I can never imagine the amount of things you saw during the war. The thanks of everyone could never equal up to the horrors that you did, but what you did was amazing and helped changed the world for the better. I hope your life was good and it brought you lots of peace.
From: Brandon
Pride of our nation, our sons, you have set a suffering humanity free. Your road was long and hard, but you have earned peace and gave the rest of us peace. Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, you gave up your loved ones for us and to make the world a better place for everyone. I pray that all of you, living and dead are greeted as the heroic servants into a kingdom of joy.
From: Matt
Hello and thank you for your service. I have always wanted to talk to a veteran of the war. The things you did are amazing. The world cannot thank you enough for your actions. I was fascinated with the war its history and those who fought in it. I just always wondered what it was like. Thank you for your service Lucas LaGrave.
From: Lucas LaGrave
Dear sir, My name is Nathan and I am 18 years old. Even though I will never be fortunate to meet you in person, I just want to say thank you. Your service and sacrifice means the world to me. I am incredibly grateful that you fought for the prosperity of grandchildren and great-grandchildren yet unknown to you. You are my biggest hero. I will never forget your bravery, your sacrifice, and your humility. Thank you so very much, and God bless you and your comrades, living and deceased.
From: Nathan
as someone who has always been absolutely inspired with the bravery and heroics of those who served all those years ago, it would mean so much to me to have the opportunity to meet a few of those men or even just one of them just to shake their hand and thank them for all they have done for not only myself as a boy of jewish heritage, but for the entire world. Without the sacrifice and actions of our veterans this world could very well be an entirely different place!. Nothing would mean more to me then to be able sit and hear the story of what happened from someone who was actually there and hear them recount one of the most important dates of history. With or without being given that opportunity. I'd still like to say THANK YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS.
From: Spencer Christian
Hello, I have no immediate reason for meeting one of these hero’s but I love history and acknowledge that my generation is the last generation that will get to meet them, though I will not be meeting them directly I would love to write to them to tell them how much I look up to them. They are my hero’s and I want to connect with them before they are gone. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely Anders Lind
From: Anders Lind
Hello my name is Agustin Bezara and Im writing this because I need to interview a veteran of the World War II for a school project. If you guys can help me with this I would be a pleasure. Im looking to ask some questions, thank you.
From: Agustin Bezara
I love you World War 2 veterans. Thank you for everything. My sister Aleema and my brother Nabeel would also like to thank you for all your hard work. And so would my father Mubeen and my mother Nagina Hussain. We all would like to thank you. Thank you for paving the way for us. And for giving us the good life we enjoy now. We can't repay our debts for all the hard work you did, but we will always love you.
From: Aydmir Mubeen
I am 7 years old and I am so happy with what you did for us in the war. I am so proud of the stuff you did for us in WWII and I think you are the best person in the world. Love, Grant
From: Grant Jones
Dear Veteran, My name is Zack, and I am 15 years old. I just wanted to thank you with all my heart for what you have done for this great nation. I want you to know that there are still some young people out there that still appreciate what you went through for the freedom and well being of America. You truly are a part of the greatest generation. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. And remember, We the People of the United States will never forget your sacrifice. Sincerely, Zack Browning
From: Zack Browning
Love will save the world again ! Thanks you all veterans to have gave us the force to continue the life on earth !
From: Jacques Tenneguin
Dear WWII vet - I would like to say thank you, I don’t believe that many people understand what it means to go to war, and for anyone who has served I am very grateful and respect every bit of them. Thank you for putting your life on the line to protect our freedom. Thank you for making the sacrifice to protect our sweet land of liberty. I wish you the best, and I only hope that others will treat you with the same honor. Thank you.
From: Jaxon
To my hero, I may not know you personally, but that does not change how grateful I am, for all that you have done, so that I can be here today and enjoy the freedoms you and your 16 million companions fought for. I hope that you know that what you have been through, it is appreciated to the highest level. Thank you.
From: Christopher
Dear Hero, you risked your life just to help other people. There is nothing more generous than that. Your service are why people like me are alive today. there is no one I respect more then you. And I really hope to see you on heaven one day.
From: Joey
Dear Veteran, I want to thank you for everything you have done for this nation. As young men, I know that many dreams and fears abound with the future unforetold - and the sacrifice you made for us (and this world) is so beautifully profound. Please be proud of this, even in the humility displayed by your sacrifice. I can't even express the great depths of my gratitude, as well as my sorrow for the tremendous hardships endured. You are amazing, and please know you are loved! God bless you and offer you the warmth/joy of his presence for every hour of every day. Sincerely, Brison
From: Brison
Dear Veteran, Thank you for everything you have done. Through your life you have not only fought to defend our freedom, but came home to put our country on the path to prosperity. You have served as heroes and role models. Thank you for all you have done for this great nation. We love you, we respect you and we cherish you.
From: Jonathan
Dear WW 2veteran thank you for my freedom and service. All the sacrifices made by your generation. I would love to hear from any of you on a regular basis. Your stories make history come alive. My Dad was a veteran of world war 2
From: Kim Butler
Dear WWII Veteran - I truly respect and admire all Allied WWII veterans. Such courage and strength during the war and re-building after the war. We can learn some good lessons from you on how to survive and thrive through the current difficult if you have not shared your wartime stories and lessons with others, please consider doing so. There are ways to safely do this even in the pandemic, via video or online that others can help you with. We are all inspired by WWII veterans and you will always be remembered. Stay safe and well!
From: Michelle B.
Hi my name is yassin I’m very interested in meeting a ww2 veteran who fought for our country and our freedom I’ve always wondered what it was like In combat I wonder if you have ever thought you were going to die or be captured another question is what country did you fight in and what weapon did you carry have you ever been shot did you ever wake up to gun shots or did you ever witness a death of a fellow soldier what part of the military were you in and did you ever kill somebody and do you have any relics from the war.
From: Yassin Lahlou
Thank you to all veterans!!! I actually collect WWII Veterans autographs, so if you are a veteran I would love to have your autograph. Here is my website to anyone who wants to take a look at my collection:
From: Henry Schoepke
I want to take a brief moment out of my day to thank you for all you sacrificed and done for our country. I wish there was more than just a thank you that could be done for each and every one of you men and women. And it is not enough In my eyes that this is all I can do if I was able to do more I would in a heartbeat. If I was in that time period I would have been willing to fight right by your side each and every day and hour you spent scared and worried. But somehow you still pushed forward and because of that we have our freedom and you are the true definition of a American or Allie of the Americans again THANK YOU Sincerely, David Goodman
From: David Goodman
Dear Veteran, There is no way I could express the gratitude I feel for you. Although my family was Italian, I always heard my mother telling us how she felt the American Soldiers liberated her country. You must have suffered more than is imaginable physically, mentally or both. I tremble when I imagine how it could have been if you didn't sacrifice your easy life to fight for not only the people freedom of that time but also for the future children coming. I was born in 1959 and will always be thankful to the last day. THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU Concetta B Jones
From: Concetta Bellantoni Jones
Dear Veteran, thank you for your service in the Second World War. Blut und Ehre/ Semper Fidelis
From: Matthew C.
Dear special veteran My dad, First Lieutenant Edward Egelko, was a veteran of WW2, Army Air Corps. Your special bravery will always be in my heart. Hugs from Nancy
From: Nancy Egelko
To our deceased friend, Laison to Phillipeans Scouts in WWII. and other army duties. Cirillo was very active in Wichita GI Forum, and ran miles up and down Basketball courts as a referee. May god bless him and his family
From: Cirillo Artiago
Your acheivements in WWII are beyond comprehension, tremendously appreciated, and live in the annals of The Greatest Generation as a beacon of what America is-- it is you folks, plain and simple. Words fall short, what you did speaks in thunderous silence, superseding the limits of words. But, I say it even with the limitations, just feel it, thank you so very much !!!
From: Vic Vannoy
Thank you for your service, bravery and sacrifice. Happy Veterans Day !
From: Ann
Dear Veteran, Thank you for your service. You have given our country your life, time, energy and love. You are an honorable person and thank you doesn't seem enough to say I appreciate your service. Thank you again and always.
From: kelly mendez
thank you happy veterans day stay safe
From: kelly mendez
Dear Veteran, I thank you for your service to your country to keep it free and happy and to keep its citizens safe from terrorists, other countries, ect, ect. Thank you for your service. Regards and deep thanks, Ian J. 6th grade-Virginia
From: Ian J.
My Grandpa was a pilot in WWII. I always called him to thank him for his service every November 11th. This is the first one he has been gone. I want to express my deep gratitude to all the veterans of the last world war who sacrificed all for the next generations. God bless you!
From: Hannah
A warm and heartfelt thank you to all who served in WWII. Today and everyday I honor each and every one of you along with your families. My grandfather served in WWII and the stories he told are forever ingrained in our memories. My family salutes him today up in Heaven as well as all those who served along side him. My love and gratitude to you all <3
From: Emily
thank you for all of you for your serve in the war i really thank all of you
From: gavin koziol
Words cant describe how much I thank you all for your service and the sacrifices your brothers have made to be where we are today. One of the goals on my bucket list is to meet and listen to a WW2 veteran and I would sit there and listen for many hours with a smile on my face and still be very interested. My great grandfather was in artillery during WW2 and my grandpa told me many stories about him and I enjoyed it. You guys will forever have my full one-hundred percent respect and your service will never be forgotten.
From: Miguel
I want to thank and commend you all for the sacrifices, bravery and caretaking you have done for each other and this whole country. The honor you have shown is inspiring and contagious.
From: Chris
Thank you for fighting in WW2. I salute your bravery. My family and I shall be forever grateful to your contributions to make a better world.
From: Anders
I come from a family of war veterans , but i never met any of them as i am only 16 years old and most of them died before i was born. I seek to have an interview with one and would higly appreciate it if someone could help.God bless our veterans.
From: Anastasios Pantazopoulos
Hi! My name is Henry. I am 12 years old and really interested in WWII. Thank you so much for your wonderful service to this country. I love hearing stories and I collect WWII Veterans autographs. I was wondering, if any veteran is reading this, if I could please have your autograph? I would also love to hear more about you. Here is my email: I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for all you have done for this country, and god bless you. Sincerely, Henry
From: Henry
Hello sir iam a 15 year old ww2 collector iam very interested into ww2, I would like to hear stories and maybe see a picture of you back then I would love to hear the stories and talk to you Greetings Seppe
From: Seppe
Thank you so much for your service! I am forever grateful.
From: Henry Schoepke
Thank you so much for your service. My generation live in peace and happiness because of your sacrifice and bravery. I am so grateful.
From: Kristen
WWII veterans when you were young you saved our country
From: Lisa
Thank you so much for serving and protecting our country. Without you we would not be where we are today. You are a brave soldier!!! Take care and God bless
From: Sheila
I had the honor of being present at the D-Day celebration last year in Normandy. The best part of my trip was meeting so many veterans and getting to speak to you and thanking you for your courage and hearing your stories. The United States cannot thank you enough for all the sacrifices that you and your families did for our country. I will be forever grateful to all who served.
From: Theresa Smith-Ennis
Thank you all so much for your sacrifice, we will not let it be in vain.
From: Stef
Thank you so much for serving for our country. Thank you for risking your lives for me and for millions of Americans. 🇺🇸
From: Gabrielle Lee
Thank you does not seem like enough to describe the extent of my gratitude. You sacrificed everything to protect our country and risked your life everything by being on those front lines. You have mine (and hopefully everyone else’s) utmost respect. I am incredibly thankful you are standing here today to now serve as an inspiration to thousands of Americans. Thank you for being my hero ❤️
From: Selena
Thank you to all the veterans for their bravery and courage there are things that still haunt your mind that some will never understand your sacrifices are admired mahalo nui loa.
From: Ashly Franklin
You amazing people will never be forgotten. Thank you for the service and sacrifice. With deep respect and admiration, I wish you safety and good health during these tough times. God bless!
From: Teani
Thank you for your service. You inspire and humble me with your courage.
From: Rachelle
Without your American values during WW2, this country would have changed faster than imagined: countries would have different names than we know today and righting a wrong would have never been the goal. I appreciate this country's young men who volunteered with their conscience to right wrongs caused by the enemy's combativeness. My parent was a navigator who served not in land combat but with the same spirit and duty in protecting US families and righting a wrong. My parent was born on December 7th.
From: Thompson
God bless and thank you always for your service. ❤️
From: Kimberley
Thank you so much for your bravery, courage, and sacrifices. We are all very grateful and fortunate for your service. I am turning 18 tomorrow and ever since I was a child I’ve had nothing but respect for what you’ve done. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are truly the greatest generation, God Bless ❤️ -Eric
From: Eric Watson
My Father served in the Philippines and was one of the men to take the last stand at Battery Way on Corregidor before Lt General Wainwright surrendered to the Japanese. To all the men and women who fault and survived and to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, Thank You!! Without your will to survive and support your fellow soldiers, I would not be here to thank you! May God bless each and everyone of you.
My grandfather served aboard the USS Oconto. I recently came across some ship newsletters and I had never seen that before. It was amazing to read what life was like on the ship - to more fully understand the sacrifices you all made to secure our future. Thank you and God Bless You!
From: Christina T.
I have a veteran and a special troop who seve the ww1 and i do also would like to thank all ww1 veterans and the soldiers who have serve along with my people they are honored and loved victory and peace when the war was over safe home pray for the fallen remember our brothers
From: Viviana Pham
I am honored to simply say "Thank You" to someone from "the Greatest Generation". God Bless and Keep You!
From: Michael Trachtenberg, Chaplain, Ret. V A M C, Northport, N Y
Even though I don’t know you personally, I’m thinking and praying for you. I’m the daughter of Staff Srgt. Charles R. French. He served in the Army 317th Infantry Regiment with Patton’s 3rd Army. My dad landed at Utah Beach almost two months after D-Day, first week of August, 1944. God bless and thank you for your service and sacrifice.
From: Natalie French
Thank you all for your sacrifice, and your bravery. I will never forget you, you saved the world. I will always be amazed at what you all have done. Thank you, and l love you, may God bless you, and keep you safe.
From: Jim
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your service. As a teenager, you inspire me with your selflessness and sacrifice for freedom to help our country. Your brave actions will never be forgotten.
From: Rosa Greenwood
Thank you for your service to our country!!! You are appreciated more than you know. My grandfather served in WWII, and it is by far the "greatest generation," in my opinion. May future generations endeavor to guard well what you fought for, as it was not in vain. May we never forget the sacrifice made and the reasons you all took a stand for the collective good. God bless and keep you all.
From: Melissa S.
My father served in the 3rd battalion, 24th regiment of the 4th Marines at Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. Thank you for your service to our country. I hope upon your return when the war was over, you had good years. You certainly deserve them.
From: Nina Bailey
On this important National holiday, I am sending my prayers of gratitude to all of you who selflessly served in our military during WWII. I live near the WW II Memorial in Washington DC and today I will be riding my bike there to spend some time honoring all your commrades who gave their lives for the many many freedoms we have throughout the world today!
From: Eve M
Love you dad. Thanks for everything you have done for our country and supporting the Bartlett family with all your love and compassion
From: Robert Joseph Bartlett
I am so appreciative of our WWII veterans. My father fought on the front lines in Europe for 3 years and was forever a changed man. This history must forever be remembered.
From: Jeneane Sorensen
God Bless you all for without you, I would be living in a different world! My Dad fought in WWII along with my uncle. Your bravery and patriotism led the US to victory!! I salute you all!!!
From: Barry B.
Thank you! How many times fid I hear my parents recall with emotion the sight of the American GIs liberating France from the German invaders. God bless
From: Jean Chiotti
Thank you! How many times fid I hear my parents recall with emotion the sight of the American GIs liberating France from the Getman invaders. God bless
From: Jean Chiotti
I hope that this note finds you well, and proud of your service to our great country. I for one am grateful for all you and your generation sacrificed for us. My grandfather fought with you, but I never really knew him or his stories. My grandmother was a WAC, and I heard a bit from her, but I think everyone just wanted to move on from that time. Now that we are in this COVID time, you may be sheltering in place alone and may be feeling isolated. I urge you to keep busy - use technology to keep informed and entertained and to keep in touch with loved ones - and this too shall pass. Warm regards and thank you for your service. - Margie
From: Margie Eulner Ott
Thanks for your courage. We will never forget you and hope you know Jesus as your personal Savior. John 3:16 please read.
From: Carolyn Sharer
Thank you so much for what you did for our country and our way of life. My father was in the 8th Armay Air Corp in Rattlesden, England. He never spoke much about his time in the war but I know he did his best. God Bless you and Stay Safe!
From: Craig Thorns
I hope you all are staying safe. As I reflect on this 75th anniversary of VE-Day, I can’t help but think of my family members who served in WWII, and who have, unfortunately, passed away since then. Time is running out to say thank you for everything you all have done for us, yet thank you doesn’t seem quite enough. The sacrifices you and others have made can never be fully expressed with those two words. Nonetheless, on behalf of a grateful nation, regardless of generation, we thank you and we love you all for everything you’ve done for us!
From: Jarrod
Sorry to say you veterans fought on the wrong side and were duped. As General Patton said we should of fought WITH the Germans against the Soviets. So many died in vain for a war that was supporting the Rothchild banking system.
From: Jim
"We have failed in the liberation of Europe; we have lost the war!" - U.S. General George Patton to U.S. Secretary of War Robert Patterson, May 7 1945
From: Name
I took care of my grandfather (in-law) Frank X. Boehly for 9 yrs. WW2 vet, Marine till the day he died a year ago. That’s probably not true; I bet he’s still wearing that uniform in heaven. Even though I had my military family members growing up, it wasn’t until spending all my time with Grandpa Frank did I really learn to appreciate the sacrifices our vets, especially WW2 vets, made and continue to make for our freedom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you.
From: Serina McEntire
As an Army Veteran with 47 years of Service to our Country; I stand at attention and salute each and everyone of our living WWII Veterans and to those who gave their all; including my Dad, Paul E. Bridges, PFC, U.S. Army who gave his all in WWII who was KIA near Riepertsweiller, France. I gave my 47 years in honor of his memory as I had just turned two and my Brother has just turned three when he was officially listed as KIA. As we say in the Army; HOOAH, I can't make it any clearer than this. God Bless you my Brothers and Sisters in Arms who set the bar for me an others to follow and achieve.
From: Ralph L. Bridges-Ford
I hope you are doing well, keep busy, and enjoying a good laugh from time to time. We certainly appreciate all of the sacrifices you made for your families and your country.
From: Christine McCoy
My mother, Marion Hartman (maiden name Gemmill) was a Navy nurse during WWII and one of the first nurses to work at the VA hospital in Lebanon, PA. Mother of four, she turns 97 today. Happy Birthday, Mom!
From: Kay Tucker
My father, Richard Montz (deceased 1977)from Barberton, Ohio, and Uncle Joseph Spaniol from Cleveland, Ohio, both served in WWII at the same time. My father received a medal of valor for his bravery in a mission in Germany. My uncle received a bronze star in Germany. I am very proud of both of them.
From: Peggy Montz Carr
My Dad was a B-24 co-pilot in WWII. He flew from Rackheath, UK into Germany. He passed away in 2007, but all of his children are so proud of his service to our country. We salute all of you, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. May God Bless you All.
From: J.K. Hudlow
My dad fought in WW2 & Korea. He never boasted or bragged about it. We owe him, & others like him... A great big Thank you!! Our freedom means everything to America. We wouldn’t have it without you! You will never be forgotten.
From: Rita
we owe a great thanks to a generation with profound impact on their families this nation and the world
From: Glenn
Remember this will all be over soon. We appreciate all that you have done in the past for our better future. We care for you and pray for your safety and health. Thank you for being brave and for saving our beautiful country.
From: Pilar
I spent awhile trying to think of something heartfelt or profound. But I can't. So I'll just say thank you. The life you lived has absolutely shaped mine, and I will be forever grateful for everything I've had the right to enjoy thanks to the sacrifices of the greatest generation.
From: Dan Robbins
There aren't enough words to tell you how grateful I am for all you have done for this country. What you went through, the sacrifices you have made, and your enduring patriotism are appreciated. Thank you and may God bless you.
From: Susan Richards
Thank you for the overwhelming contributions you've made to this country and the generations that followed. Every story I read or documentary I watch about WWII, I'm taken back by the incredible courage your generation held. We've lost so many of you now and when the last one is gone, we'll be lost for without the example and standards you've set as a human being we'll just be wondering in the dark. No generation since has been so grand and so brave. We owe you everything. Thank you for your service. <3
From: Brenda Aranda
To our valued veterans! We love you! I repeat, we love you. Not just for the war you fought, but also for the great country you created, not seeking personal reward - but seeking a better future. Thank you.
From: Daniel Canales
Bravery is a word often thrown about without true thought to its meaning. Our frontline workers aiding the ill are demonstrating unquestionable bravery today, much like you and so many others did decades ago. You willingly risked your lives to save and protect the many, and your bravery saved the world from a terror unlike any we could have imagined. I am in awe when I reflect on the sacrifice that you and your brothers made to protect my freedoms. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
From: Carole Callaghan
Veteran friend, I am thinking of you and praying for your health and safety! My father served in WWII and I wish I could ask him more about his service. I would love to hear your story! Tell you neighbors and friends! We need to know about your service, patriotism and bravery! You are not alone, I am praying for you! Dana
From: Dana Hudson
We’d all be speaking German or Japanese if it wasn’t for your brave sacrifice. I treasure the lives you’ve lived and appreciate your service. I feel sickened by politicians who say we should sacrifice our most cherished generation to get the economy moving. To those politicians I say “I stay at home” as a minimal sacrifice to protect those who sacrificed so much. Thank you! Sincerely, J. Patrick Cronin
From: Patrick Cronin
We’d all be speaking German or Japanese if it wasn’t for your brave sacrifice. I treasure the lives you’ve lived and appreciate your service. I feel sickened by politicians who say we should sacrifice our most cherished generation to get the economy moving. To those politicians I say “I stay at home” as a minimal sacrifice to protect those who sacrificed so much. Thank you! Sincerely, J. Patrick Cronin
From: Patrick Cronin
I wouldn't be in this world without you. I owe my life to you. You have liberated my father from a concentration camp days or may be hours before their planned execution. He lived a full life till the age of 105 with children, grand children and grand-grand children. Our family would never exist without some of you sacrificing their own life. Thanks is not enough to express my deepest gratitude to you.
From: Les Steinberger
To whom this may concern, I would like to ask if you could kindly expressed to any WWII Veterans my gratitude for their service and to the Veterans who were in the Philippines. I've only met two and have made effort to give thanks in the hopes they felt how truthful I am. You see, my family suffered during the war. There were atrocities that were done that I'd rather not speak of (oral family history) and my great uncle fought and died side by side with the USA. Thankful that the USA didn't abandon the Philippines. There's a possibility that my mom wouldn't have been born. Though others will dismiss this as personal agenda for the USA masked as kindness, in my eyes, it's keeping a promise and taking action to prevent injustice. So, if you could please let the WWII Vets and their families, at any of your gatherings, how thankful I am for them. Thank you.
From: SGM Ret C PascualJackson
As a teacher in middle school, and as a veteran, I take pride in letting this generation know about the “Greatest Generation”’. Explaining the hardships and sacrifices there, and here at home....Everyone was involved in the fight!!! Thank You for serving this great country..!!
From: Garland Riner
As you know from your noble service to our country, the United States is strong, resilient and proud because of people like you, and we will emerge from this unprecedented crisis and continue to prosper. Thank you for making America the great country that it is, and my best wishes to you, your family, friends, and comrades in arms for health and wellness in these trying times.
From: Jay Joyer
America is the strongest nation in the world largely due to your sacrifices, courage, and willingness to take a stand when your nation called. We are eternally grateful to you all! SALUTE!!
From: CSM Steve Greer, US Army
I often run by the WWII Memorial in DC and pause in front of the wall of honor ("here we mark the price of freedom") to pay my respects to the Greatest Generation. Your sacrifices and the honor and decency with which you served were my inspiration to enlist in the Army in July 2001. I fulfilled a lifelong dream in April 2018 to see the beaches of Normandy, France. No location highlights how truly incredible our WWII warriors were/are. Every person that believes in democracy and the sacrifices necessary to preserve it should go and see what our SMs did there on 06-Jun 1944. Incredible bravery and courage. Without you, none of our lives with unlimited hopes and dreams would have been possible--thank you from a fellow Veteran!
From: Debjeet Sarkar, MD, MAJ, US Army 1st Cav and 82nd ABN 2001-2010, OIF/OEF Veteran
To my fellow WWII comrades. Think back! We made it through a hell of a lot worse. This Corona 'stuff' is just another 'hill to take' like all the others!
From: Col William E. Weber USA-Ret
A salute to my father George D Wagner who survived a Kamikaze hit and being rammed by a Japanese sub on DDD555. You are my hero. Now you are surviving quarantine for COVID 19 in a nursing home. So blessed and proud to have a hero as a father.
From: Barb Holzkamp
Thank you for serving our country and giving me opportunities I may not have had without your sacrifice. Praying for you during this strange and difficult time.
From: Scott Seagraves
Thank you for your dedication, courage, and service. Our hearts are with you! We will always remember and never forget.
From: Alicia from VA
I salute you brothers! Dad served WW ll St. Lo, Battle of The Bulge 30th Division 117th Infantry Regiment and Korea War 1950- 52 was at the Inchon Landing, Seoul and Chosin 7th Infantry Division 31st and 32nd Regimental Combat Teams.
From: Don Hunigan
I can't begin to thank you and the Greatest Generation for the example you showed with your courage and fortitude. My father, now deceased, fought as an infantryman with Patton's 3rd Army across Europe during WWII. Be strong once more and we will come through this terrible, trying time.
From: Phillip T. Heagy
My mother served as an Army nurse. She and the members of your generation have shown by your example the fortitude that we all need in this trying time. What you undertook on our behalf and what you endured demonstrate why you are the greatest generation.
From: Fran Fulton
Thank You all for your service. My father was a WWII veteran and passed away in 2012. You were an inspiration to an entire generation and for those of you still with us a Thank You hardly seems enough, but is all I have to offer!
From: David Armagost
Thank you so very much for your service and dedication to this wonderful country. I have the utmost respect for the military and have a soft spot for WW2 veterans. You were raised during the Depression and all the hardship that entailed - and then you left your home and family to go overseas and serve - coming back to build up America, build the businesses, and the country we know and love. Your contributions will never be forgotten, nor will the contributions of the hundreds of thousands that didn't return. Bless all of you. Be safe.
From: Kimber Cole
As a WW2 veteran Grandson. I Thank you for your services and our freedom. I wish you and everyone of you all the best. Best regards from Normandy France. Leullier Patrick. (A ww2 veteran Grandson of the 302 Transport wing 9Th AAF.)
From: Leullier Patrick
Thank you for your service. My Dad was a proud World War II Veteran. He's now in Heaven, but I'm sure that he's still proudly wearing his "WW II" baseball cap. Take special care during this difficult time.
From: Cinde
To all our men and women (The Greatest Generation) who served during WWII...we thank you so very much and are so proud to be an American. My dad served in the 3rd Army under the great General George Patton. My dad never spoke much about his war days which I'm sorry to say. But he lived to raise 8 children and see his grandchildren. So in honor of my dad, I thank you all. May God Bless you all !
From: Janet Steidle
Thank you for your service. I was born in 1942, so I am one of the lucky ones who did not need to serve, but I am extremely grateful to all of you who did serve. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
From: Linda Sprankle
Your selflessness and dedication serve as models for us all in these challenging times. You have taught us to be humble, to act boldly, and to learn from the past. For as long as we face adversity and celebrate triumphs in this country, your service and your sacrifice will remain relevant to us. Thank you for all you have done, and for all the ways your courage will continue to benefit generations and generations to come.
From: Betsy
We are so blessed by each of you. May you stay safe and well during this time. As we all are going through this challenging time, you set an example of resilience. Thank you, dear veterans of World War II.
From: Christina Chavarria
Dearest dearest Veteran, Please know every person in this country has You to thank for waking up in a free country filled with endless possibilites. You were and akways will be the Greatest Generation ever! Thank you.
From: Brenda Helton
Hello WWII Veterans! I am thinking about you and praying for you during these difficult times, hoping you are able to use technology to feel close to family and friends even if they cannot visit. This is a good opportunity for us all to reflect on you heroes of WWII and to educate ourselves and the younger generations about how you rose to the challenge to defend our great country. Since most schools are not in session, I am encouraging all parents I know to spend at least one homeschooling lesson on the heroes of WWII. Your stories are sure to inspire!
From: Michelle B.
I have a special heart for veterans of WWII. When war broke out in 1941 my uncle along with many of you joined the cause. You were all so brave; to leave your homes and families, to take up arms, some of you for the first time and to go fight against people you didn't even know. You traveled long and hard, some of you were hurt, and some gave the ultimate sacrifice, but all of you endured hardship, heartache, frustration, deprivation and more for the sake of liberty. You fought for the right for others to not be enslaved, persecuted or die in genocides. Your sacrifice is not forgotten and I am so grateful. As long as I live I will tell others of what you have done for all of us. Thank you seems so inadequate but I'm glad I have the freedom to say it! God Bless You!
From: Esther Zellner
I am thinking of what a tremendous gift you gave us by fighting against powerful forces that were causing tremendous harm in the world. And now, we are experiencing another world-wide disaster caused by the novel corona virus. The isolation that is needed right now is challenging for all of us, but I can imagine it may be particularly difficult for you. My own father served in the Army during WWII and I know how lonely he was as he aged. I was able to keep in close touch with him and visit him almost weekly, which is fortunate for both of us. I hope you have someone to connect with you. Despite the challenges of this time, I have seen people really rise to the occasion in terms of helping each other by a variety of creative and generous means. From neighbors doing grocery shopping for at-risk folks, to distilleries making hand sanitizer and giving it away for free, to entertainers doing on line concerts that people can watch and listen to on their computers, and so much more...! It is inspiring to see people connecting in this way. May you be well cared for and about! Regards, Cecilia T.
From: Cecilia Trudeau
Dear Veteran, You are a cherished part of American history, your service in WWII will always be honored in the history of our country. I was a teenager during the war, my brother enlisted in the Navy at 17--went in a boy, came out at 19 already a man. I remember the war well, the bad news at first from the Pacific then the victories at sea and then on the islands. The same from Europe, bad at first, improving gradually and then faster. I remember VE-Day and VJ-Day--happy, bittersweet times. I wish you well now in a different kind of dangerous times. Take good care of yourself and pass my good wishes and gratitude along to your fellow vets.
From: Cyrene Aksman
What to thank our greatest generation for their courage and faith. Would also ask for your prayers for a weaker and spoiled generation so that we may be courageous and have faith in our Saviour. May God bless and keep you. My sincerest thanks.
From: Thomas Pfister
Dear Veteran. I am praying for you. I hope you have safe access to family, friends, or others in the community during this unsettling and frightening time. My Father was at Normandy and my Mother was a Rosie. I am very proud of their service and grateful for your service and the service of all Veterans and those serving now. Take care. Stay safe. Better days are ahead. Sincerely, Irene
From: Irene Felicetti
We wouldn’t be the nation we are without all the savvy and smart and dedicated people who rose to help all of us, unborn in the 1940s, see a bright and amazing future. We owe or prosperity to you! My daddy served in the civilian corps in WWII, helping to build and manage commissaries near San Diego. He was very proud of his service. He was considered too old to enlist so he joined civilian service.
From: Annie Hannan
Dear Veteran, I hope you are well. I hope you have friends or family nearby or that you can phone. Thank you for fighting to help our country. My father was in Midway, fortunately after the big battle there, but he never saw action. Still it was a hard time for him, being away from the woman (my mother) he had just married, for a year. He spent his time looking for cowry shells which he later made into a necklace and earrings for my mother, and which I have inherited. And he played a lot of poker. Best, Susan Walton
From: susan pratt walton
My wife and I now live in Northern Virginia. We are British. In WW2, I was living in Cowes, I was living in the Isle of Wight, on the south coast of England. My future wife, then six years old, lived about for miles away. We were being bombed. Several bombs, high explosive and incendiary, landed within a single block of our home. Rows of houses were destroyed, in the street where I was born. We were evacuated to the edge of the town, to protect us, from being too close to the shipyard and to permit bomb repairs to our home. At age 7, as a cub scout, I was serving, in uniform, with American troops. As national service, I was serving food, clearing tables and washing dishes, for American service personnel, who were on the English south coast, preparing for the D-day invasions. Our town was providing R and R at local church halls. At home, we were eating American food - including scrambled egg, spam, chocolate and many other things. Our troops, decimated at Dunkirk, were being re-supplied with American arms and ammunition. My father - a shipyard worker, by day, was operating an air defence gun at night, with the Home Guard. At the Normandy invasion, American, British and other troops were part of the invasion force, all working and fighting under General Eisenhower. Thank you America, for all of your wonderful support to us and to others, in helping to save our lives, to defend our country and to win the war! Then, to help us to recover. Thank you, most gratefully, from survivors.
From: David C. Jones and Gabrielle C. Jones
I love you, Dad!
From: Jack Goldstein
Whenever we face a national crisis or challenge and I hear people moan or complain about the situation l like to remind them what our greatest generation did. You left home at such young ages, to face an enemy committed to destroying you and your countries way of life. You left not knowing how long you would be gone and if you would come back. You faced unspeakable horrors, challenges and moments. You didn’t have FaceTime, Texting or cell phones. You had mail call, when it was possible. You did it so future generations could enjoy the freedoms you did. Any challenges we face today pale into comparison of what you did. I wish you well and continued good heath so you see us win another battle and what the next crisis they claim is. Having won the biggest challenge I hope you stand proud
From: Dan
God bless you, dearest Veteran, backbone of our nation and our world's peace and prosperity! We thank you for your sacrifices both at the time of WWII and throughout your life, helping to build our nation back after the war and throughout the past many decades. Whether you are surrounded now by friends and family, or spending time alone due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has us all isolated, believe us when we say you are in our prayers and you are NOT alone, ever! We in the Washington, DC area look forward to honoring you if you return for the Honor Flights this summer and fall or even if you just need to tell your stories to a new set of friends and strangers--whether those are about your service or other things in life. We send our love and blessings to you at this time, and your strength is what reminds us we can make it through any crisis this world throws our way!
From: Lt. Colonel Jeff and Jenny Juhnke, retired AF family
Dear American hero. You fought and won WWII and God bless you for doing so. We will always remember and never forget what you did for America by ensuring our freedom. We now face another enemy, unseen yet very deadly. We must follow your example of sacrifice and team work as we battle the virus. Thanks for showing us how to do it-we will not let you down.
From: Dave Shiple
We will be drawing from your examples of service and strength as we face this new enemy. There is much I have enjoyed thanks to your sacrifice. Please know I do not take it for granted. Thank you and may God bless you!
From: Bernardine
The Greatest Generation is a blessing that extends far beyond family or community. You are a national treasure. At this extraordinary time, please be sure to care for yourselves. You have done your part for our nation. Let us do for you now. I value each of you, for your patriotism, your service, and your love of country.
From: Stephen Tuel
Thank you abundantly for all of the sacrifices you made to protect our country and the world at large from certain tyranny. Know that we’re thinking of you during this time of need. Together we will overcome our current obstacles. Stay home, stay safe and once again thank you for your service. 🇺🇸❤️
From: Kimberley Hill
Thank you for answering the call when our country needed you. The peril that you helped defeat would have destroyed our way of life and those of us who benefit every day cannot thank you enough.
From: Charles Thomas Long
To all our WW11 veterans, you are and always will be my heroes. Your sacrifices saved our country from tyranny. My own husband fought in the Pacific during WW11 and he was my hero. His love of our country made me love him even more. To all of you and your families, you are remembered in my prayers every single day. Thank you
From: Diane Colella
When he was alive, I was friends with Dr, Haydn Williams, who was instrumental in building the World War II Memorial. As I live in the Washington area, I pass by the WW II Memorial regularly and think of Dr. Williams, but I also think of all of you and your compatriots (including my father) who are no longer alive that gave so selflessly to ensure America’s liberty and freedom. Take care, stay safe, and God bless you during this challenging time. Sincerely, John Brandon.
From: John Brandon
Your efforts will never be forgotten and have been an inspiration for those like me in my generation who have had the honor to wear the uniform of the US Air Force and Army. You showed us the way and we are honored to have followed you.
From: Laurence Zimmerman
My dad was named Vernon Bohlman. He served in the Pacific with the Army Air Force and spent time in Hawaii, Makin Island and Iwo Jima. He passed away in 2013 and I miss him. To all of you who served take care of yourselves. We will get through this together. God bless. You are loved. #GreatestGeneration
From: Ellen Wolf
Hope you and yours are well. My father was 7th Army Signal.One uncle 3rd Army Engineers,another Navy Armed Guard. They were always an inspiration to me because of their humility. Please stay well and thank you for everything. Joe
From: Joseph Capo.
Thank you, each and every one of you. Thank you for giving us our freedom. It's wonderful that you made it back after those horrible days. Blessings.
From: Barb George
You guys fought and saved the World and now it is our turn to give back. Hang Tough and let's use your strong will and determination to beat this virus pandemic. You are all such an inspiration.
From: John Cork
Thank you to all the veterans for your service and hopefully we can all get through this difficult time.
From: Jacob Lebby
As the great to nephew of two veterans who helped liberate Europe from fascism, I’ve always admired—even worshiped—the great men and women who delivered the world from evil. Thank you, all, for all that you have done.
From: Ronald Atkinson
Thank you to all the men and women of our Greatest Generation. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. My Dad, PFC John R. Lewis served in World War II in the U.S. Army in the China-Burma-India Theater. I salute all of you! Respectfully, Joy Lewis Asuncion, U.S. Navy Retired Senior Chief and Board Member for Honor Flight Maine.
From: Joy Asuncion
Your heroism serving in WWII to protect our freedom will never be forgotten. I thank God for your sacrifice and willingness to share your experience with such humility.
From: Cynthia Held
Thank you so much for your service to our country. My grandfather was a WW2 Veteran who served in the Pacific. You helped to save the world and are my hero. God Bless You.
From: Fred Cooper
To all of our WWII Veterans, Thank you for all that you did to keep our country safe! I hope you and your family are safe during this time of isolation. Your grandchildren still need an education. Please share with them your stories of your youth. It will help them put today’s issues in perspective. Stay safe and know that your country cares
From: Michele Anderson
It's difficult to say the words that could let you know what you personally have meant to my life...but I know what you did matters. I am grateful to God for what you did for this amazing country that we'e privileged to be associated with and to serve.
From: Lynnette K.
Thank you for defending our freedom! I value my freedom each day and I'm forever grateful for all you contributed to our country and our world. You ARE the greatest generation. God Bless You!
From: Donna D.
We were raised by a WWII veteran. Seven children: one - 28 years on active duty in the Army; one 35 years as a teacher; one 10+ years as a teacher; one works for the city; 4 year hitch in the Navy; one 15 years one active duty. A family of service.
From: Dan
Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice. I am inspired by each of you and hope to live my life with a fraction of the integrity you have. Stay safe!
From: Ethan D
I'm a WWII veteran, having served on the USS Earl V Johnson, DE 702, which was involved in anti submarine warfare (ASW) from 1943 to the end, in which we engaged the enemy in the Mediterranean, mid Atlantis and South Pacific, ending up supporting the invasion of Okinawa and the landing on South Korea.
From: Samuel Kravis
Thanks for your service!
From: Don
God bless and HOOAH from this son of a WWII Marine (CPL Earle W. Orr Jr, MAG 61, 1943-47).
From: Christian D. Orr, former Capt, USAF
Ladies and Gentlemen, May our Father Heaven Bless, Protect, and Guard you. May He Watch over you, and Keep you strong and healthy through this time and always. In Jesus Holy Name. Amen.
From: J Santiago
Praying you have folks in your life who are willing and able to love you through this time in our nation. Thank you for your sacrifice in fighting evil.
From: Scott Seagraves
You are not forgotten during this time when we are all sheltering in place. Thank you for your service to our country. You showed us what is possible. Thank you again.
From: Rosemary Campbell
Dear Veteran, Your strength during very trying times inspires us to be strong. Your focus as things got tough and stayed tough for a long time helps us to remain calm as we navigate this global pandemic. Thanks to you, we know we can prevail. Sincerely, Kathy Kopp
From: Kathy Kopp
Dear Veteran, Thank you for your service. When our country needs inspiration, we remember you and your colleagues, who set the example for all of us. Thank you for protecting our country and safeguarding the future which has become our present. God bless you!
From: Maggie