THE GREATEST GENERATION

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Today is one of America’s most important holidays. It is Veterans Day. A time to honor all the men and women who have served our country in the military.

When I can, I like to celebrate holidays like this with a little “helmet time.” I have mentioned “helmet time” here before, but in case you have forgotten, I like to get on the bike and ride somewhere and be alone in my thoughts as I travel down the road and contemplate things.

To celebrate Veterans Day I took a ride to the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans. That way I could take a little helmet time and then immerse myself in what I believe to be one of the most remarkable museums and tributes to veterans anywhere in the world.

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If you have never been to the National WWII Museum you are truly missing an incredible and moving experience. If you have been, a return visit is highly recommended. The Museum is constantly evolving and opening new exhibits and buildings. It is definitely worth a second look.

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Although the National WWII Museum is dedicated to one specific war, it is an appropriate place to consider all that American veterans have done for us since this country was founded. We call WWII veterans America’s Greatest Generation. Indeed they were.

But quite honestly every man and woman who puts on a military uniform and serves our country possesses a high level of greatness as far as I am concerned. That is one of the things that I thought about as I toured the museum.

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It is truly impossible for us to fully compensate American veterans for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make to guarantee our freedom and way of life. There really are no words adequate to fully pay tribute to what these young men and women gave and continue to give for the rest of us.

So thanks to all who have served and continue to serve our country. God Bless each and every one of you.

And to all who read this, plan a trip to New Orleans and spend a day or two at the National WWII Museum. It is one of the very best museums you will ever visit.

Also a special thanks to Eric Patten, the museum’s Communications Director, who spent several hours showing me around. The young man has a great last name, he just spells it wrong.

And be sure and  watch for our feature on the Museum on America on 2 Wheels at the end of December.

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Eric Patten, Communications Director and me at National WWII Museum

See you the road!

T.W. Robinson

~ by larider on November 11, 2014.

One Response to “THE GREATEST GENERATION”

  1. what tv channel will LA Rider appear on again? I think your show is one of the best way to show case Louisiana. Thanks keep up the good work.

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