A race to record the memory of WWII

Darin McClellan - Bellaire

Those who were alive in 1941 will never forget the events of Dec. 7. This day of infamy inspired many to volunteer and sign up to fight for the defense of the nation. 16 million answered the call to sign up for the armed services. Of these, 420,000 would die in the conflict. Those who served were part of a group fondly known as “the greatest generation”. However, we are facing a threat to these brave men and women, time. According to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 240,329 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were alive in 2021. It is estimated that 234 veterans are dying every day, and that they will nearly all will be gone by 2032.

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