Here’s To Those Who Saved The World!

Donald grew up in the badlands of North Dakota. He served in the Philippines during World War II. For the most part, he remembers less and less all the time. Still, he is a proud member of a remarkable generation.

Donald grew up in the badlands of North Dakota. He served in the Philippines during World War II. For the most part, he remembers less and less all the time. Still, he is a proud member of a remarkable generation.
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Today, the man I spoke of in this post will turn 92 years young. I decided I would blog the post that I wrote on Facebook. I did clean it up just a bit.

 

Have you ever sat in a hospital waiting for word from the doctor and became defensive about the patient? You know, wanting answers to find out what was going on?
I sat in the ER waiting patiently for more info about Donald. He was likely the only one in the room that could care less. He lay on the gurney snoring. His wife and daughter stood nervously off to the side, hoping.
The nurses finally said that he wasn’t in trouble. The swelling in his leg was a typical issue from cellulitis. An infection. Antibiotics and rest. At 92, Donald is an amazing man, but spends his days in a wheel chair under constant care. Rest is what he does all the time. I’m sure he’d much rather be on horseback, roping strays.
Donald grew up in the badlands of North Dakota. He served in the Philippines during World War II. For the most part, he remembers less and less all the time. Still, he is a proud member of a remarkable generation.
The cost of taking care of him is staggering. And it will only increase. Of the few hundred thousand WWII Vets we have left, many are just making it. Many are on the losing end of life. And at the rate we are losing them, they will be gone completely in less than 5 years. By 2022, they will all be a memory.
We have this cherished small group of heroes now spread out across America that are all that’s left from a group that saved the world. How important are they? How should we take care of them? How do we say thanks and make sure they know we are truly thankful before they are gone?
Maybe you don’t know anyone who fought the axis, but maybe you could find one? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the men and women from that era knew beyond a doubt that the world loved and admired them for the sacrifices and sufferings they endured before they left this life?
Maybe, possibly, we could endeavor to make that happen. I think the Donalds of America would like to know.
Thank you for your service.
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Author: Matt Davenport

I love to write. I write books, blogs, articles. Mostly about God and His amazing blessings. Sometimes about other things. But mostly about God. I have a fixation on comma. Please forgive me if you see too many of them.

2 thoughts on “Here’s To Those Who Saved The World!”

  1. I love this. Donald, my grandfather, is the strongest, most wise man I’ve ever known. While his health deteriorates, I believe his humor along with his impeccable love for others has kept him undeniably present in this world. 92 years of stories and witty jokes. Happy birthday grandpa. Thank you, Matt.

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