They have been called the “Greatest Generation.” They are the 16 million Americans who fought in World War II and built the country we enjoy today. That legacy is quickly disappearing. Fewer than 700,000 World War II veterans are still alive; within 20 years, there will be no veterans left to tell their stories – or how the war changed the future of the world.
In Oregon, one organization has stepped forward to lead an effort to preserve the memories, the lessons, and the artifacts of that war. This week on Leadership Moments I have a conversation with Terry Scott, a Director and Secretary of the B-17 Alliance of Salem, Oregon. Terry and the Alliance are on a mission to raise more than $9 million to build and maintain the Museum and Restoration Hangar.