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    Many Americans heard the call. Many Americas stood tall. All gave some. Some gave all. Sacrifices made by the men and women serving our nation on the frontlines of battlefields around the world and at home earned them the name, “The Greatest Generation”. This name was bestowed upon them for their unrelenting patriotism. I am referring to the men and women of the WW II era who braved dangers and performed deeds to defend the US Constitution and the American way of life. They accepted risks not for fame, but to preserve our freedoms. These were the heroes of my great-grandfather’s generation. The immortalized words that are inscribed on the bronze, Iwo Jima memorial statue, accurately describe these noble heroes, “Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue.” Fast forward time a few years and once again heroes were produced as differences and conflicts arose in the world. Heroes traversed their way through the jungles of Vietnam. Heroes made their glowing appearance on the USS Cole, and they also proved their mettle in the stairwells of the Twin Towers. Heroes also walked in the desert sands and oil fields throughout Iraq, and they appeared in the mountains and caves of Afghanistan. Again, selfless individuals rose to the…

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    as having common involvements. In other terms we could say that the dividing line is just a mix of the two groups (Nisen, 2013). “The greatest generation,” a term invented by broadcaster Tom Brokaw described a group of men and women who either fought in World War II or did something to help the war effort on home ground (Nisen, 2013). The men in this group were regarded as having a duty to their country and working hard to better themselves and their family situation. Those who were too…

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    There is a generation that is 80 million strong and who are pioneering the start of a new millennium. The people of this generation are called the Millennials. The advances in new technologies and ways of growing up has set this group apart from all generations before them. Many think of them as entitled, lazy and narcissistic. Yet, the true identities of this group are just starting to be revealed. They are the most diverse and open minded generation. They show a lot of potential and could…

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    America’s Greatest Gift to My Generation My generation has many advantages over previous generations such as technology, freedom, safety, and education. Education is an important gift because it opens up doors to career opportunities and diverse lifestyles. The first person in my family to graduate college was my older sister, also my great aunt didn’t even finish her high school career. Education is the most important gift to my generation because of increasing opportunities and ability to…

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    Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, the Silent Generation, and the Greatest Generation; groups of people divided not only by the time period in which they were born, but the cultural, social, political, and economic standpoints by which they live. The so-called “Greatest Generation” is made up of those born between 1901 and 1924, followed by the Silent Generation, born from 1925 to 1945. The second largest generation is the Baby Boomer Generation, who were born between 1946 and 1964, and became…

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    The Millennial Generation In “The New Greatest Generation,” Joel Stein discusses how our generation is and will affect our future. There are three commonly known generation types such as, Baby Boomers born “between” 1946-1964, Generation X born “between” 1960-1980, and Millennials born “between” 1980-2000. Today’s kids are considered millennial born in an era that cell phones, tablets, and computers are used on a daily basis and seems to be the only way some people communicate with others. A…

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    I am doing the greatest generation because they seem like the ones with the most content and interesting. This generation endured a lot of hardships. They were born post World War 1 world where europe was ravaged by the great war. They toughed it out through the great depression the hardest recession of the United States. They hated prohibition but went through that with illegal alcohol. They saw the horrors of World War 2 and its aftermath on the world.They felt the red scare from the cold war…

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    An attribute that both generations show is strength. Both show this strength in different ways but this attribute could have been directly passed down from parent to child. The Greatest Generation showed their strength by their ability to fight a war that was on the other side of the world. They fought for other countries’ freedom fully knowing the danger of their service. Those who were left in the United States exhibited enormous amounts of strength by their resilience and ability to…

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    article The New Greatest Generation, he gives his opinion on the millennial generation. Those born between the years of 1980s and 2000s are considered millennials. Stein argues that the millennial generation is lazy. An example of Stein argument on the laziness of millennials can be shown when he mentions how they would rather be an assistant instead of becoming a CEO of a company. In my opinion his statement focuses on the lack of work ethic, of the given generation, because it notes the…

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    In the article, “The New Greatest Generation,” Joel Stein talks about the millennial generation and the labels that are put on their generation. Stein tells that over the years, millennials have been labeled narcissistic, lazy, and self-absorbed. Stein proclaims that the millennial generation only cares about themselves and everything they do, say, or think revolves around them. Stein informs that many people, including older generations, believe that the generation is selfish. They are said to…

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