Greatest Generation

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The Greatest Generation, also known as the G.I. Generation and the World War II generation, is the demographic cohort following the Lost Generation and preceding the Silent Generation. The generation is generally defined as people born from 1901 to 1927. They were shaped by the Great Depression and were the primary participants in World War II.


  • It is, I believe, the greatest generation that any society has ever produced.
  • They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinct generation, the Baby Boomers. They stayed true to their values of personal responsibility, duty, honor and faith.
  • We owe the Greatest Generation a debt which we can never fully repay.
  • I don't believe in any greatest generation. I believe in great events. They sweep ordinary people up, expose to extremes of human behavior, and unimaginable tests of integrity and courage.

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