Buttle's World

18 July, 2009

I’ll See Your Greatest Generation

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 10:05

And raise you one Henry Allingham.

“Henry was always determined to ensure that today’s generation does not forget the sacrifice of those who died on the Western Front,” St. Dunstan’s said in a statement after his death. “Until recently, he regularly visited schools and attended war-based events as an ambassador for his generation.”

Asked once at a memorial ceremony how he would like to be remembered, Allingham brushed off any thought of it, saying people should instead remember those who died in the wars.

“Remember them, not me,” he said.

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