A friend of mine's father was a WW II vet who was dying and he asked some of his friends if they could send his father a short note thanking him for his service in the war and for being a member of "The Greatest Generation". I sent a handwritten note to his father, and my friend said that it thrilled his father to get it. Unfortunately he died a week later.
World War II Memorial
My father, who is 88, served as a marine captain in the Marines and served on Okinawa and Peleliu. He is proud to have been a Marine. His best friend, and best man at his wedding, is Lynn "Buck" Compton, who was made famous as the sargeant in the book and movie "Band of Brothers" ( his character was played by Neal McDonough ,
Most of the WW II veterans are now in their late 80"s or 90"s and are passing away at a fast pace.
We should all take the time to send a note of thanks to someone you know who fought in WW II. We owe them everything.
By the way, my father's name is Fred Donnelly and is address is c/o Tiffany Court
1866 San Miguel Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596 if you would like to drop him a note