Every 3 minutes we lose a precious piece of history

Approximately every three minutes a memory of World War II – its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs – disappears.

According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are approximately only 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II.

In writing War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation, I was able to preserve the stories of 36 couples– their memories of the war and their reflections on building a lasting love in its aftermath.

Thirty six stories.

A drop in the bucket.

It’s the untold stories that haunt me.

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