Living VetsApril 1 2008 at 1:38 PM
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I know that my message has been sent. Reception is doubtful. Whether anything will come of it is questionable at best.
It appears to some that knowledge of my name is more important than the fulfillment of the Memorial Mission. Almost knowing someone is about like being a little bit pregnant.
It was indicated in a previous post that WWII vets are the majority of those who support the Memorial. I’m not sure if this is true, or how these numbers are obtained.
Here are VA estimates (30 Sep 2005) on living veterans. Vietnam veterans are double that of WWII and Korea War veterans combined. Who will be the largest supporter in a few more years? Ignoring these figures (and the veterans they represent) could endanger the future of the Memorial.
World War II (1940–1945) Living veterans 32,420,001
Korean War (1950–1953) Living veterans 30,864,001
Vietnam War (1964–1975) Living veterans 72,865,001
Gulf War (1990–1991) Living veterans 18,520,001
- I know - Anonymous on Apr 2, 2008, 2:16 PM