29 July 2017
By Benny Johnson
It took 50 years for our nation to build a memorial to the Greatest Generation. In that time, three-fourths of the veterans who fought in that war passed on. World War II veterans saw the memorial in the twilight of their lives, often by wheelchair.
So, what of our generation’s great war? The global war on terror is the longest ongoing war in American history. A 20-something-year-old private who began fighting in Afghanistan in 2001 would be almost middle-aged today. You should meet the young vet who is fighting to ensure that the men who fought in this war don’t have to visit their memorial in a wheelchair.