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Saying goodbye to the greatest generation

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DATA STREAM…America is home to 21.2 million veterans. As of 2012, more than 1.5 million living veterans served in more than one war, according to the Census Bureau. While a plurality of veterans, 9.6 million, are age 65 or older, nearly 1.8 million veterans are under the age of 35. Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of veterans, with 13.6 percent of its adult population having served in the military.

SAYING GOODBYE TO THE GREATEST GENERATION - Memories of service to the country remain still strong even as reunions for World War II veterans become sparsely attended. Sixty-eight years after the end of the world’s most destructive conflict, the AP has moving details as Americans consider what the nation is losing as the number of veterans of the greatest generation dwindle.

“Dad, you can't remember what you ate yesterday, but you remember everything about World War II.” – Susan Frymier, daughter of 92 year-old veteran B-25 bomber pilot Paul Young.

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