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Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank Buckles

No U.S. veterans of WWI remain. Frank Buckles, the last living American WWI veteran died last night. At 110 he was one of three living WWI veterans worldwide. He entered the Army as an underage teenager.

Three years ago this May, I met him in Kansas City. I had been invited to attend the Memorial Day Celebration at the newly renovated WWI Liberty Memorial. I was honored to meet him and to join Kansas City veterans in celebrating the day.

At 107, he joined dignitaries on the stage for the event. That evening, he attended the celebration where thousands of Americans applauded him.

His kindness, patience and willingness to meet people impressed me. May God bless him forever!

For more information on Frank Buckles, visit www.frankbuckles.org.

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