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Sunday, February 5, 2012

The greatest generation?


My friend Jim Baker, UCO history prof emeritus and scholar of WWII, hates the term "The Greatest Generation" being applied to just the WWII vets.

http://www.schooltube.com/video/a088eb35599e46dd5552/Civil-war-veteran-soldier-footage-captured-between-1913-and-1938
Priceless footage. Everyone should see this. A piece of History that we should never forget.
Stirring footage of Civil War vets reunion @Gettysburg .
(It's not over until a little after the stats are shown)

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