Honoring the “Greatest Generation” in Fairfax

April 7, 2011

The World War II generation is undoubtedly close to the hearts of many of us. As boomers, our fathers may have served in the war. How can we honor those veterans who gave so much to America?

“Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Last summer, Congress unanimously voted in favor of the observance of “Spirit of ’45 Day” on the second Sunday of every August, to coincide with the anniversary of August 14, 1945, the day WWII ended and the “greatest generation” took on the responsibility for leading the rebuilding of the postwar world.

One of the more exciting aspects of this ongoing initiative is encouraging WWII era seniors to share their first-hand memories of August 14 in short 500-word stories so that they can be archived on the project website to preserve their legacy of service to future generations.

Every day, our caregivers hear wonderful stories each day from our senior clients who lived through WWII. If one of your family members is a veteran of WWII, please encourage them to “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” by sharing their story.

Their service to our country made it what it is today and we’d love to hear about it. Please share your comments below or on our Caregiver Forum.

Alisa Meredith, Writer

Guest writer Alisa Meredith is a blogger and social media professional with Scalable Social Media. Every once in a while, someone at Home Instead does something that compels her to stop Tweeting and write something real! This is one of those times.

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