The Greatest Generation made incredible sacrifices at their own expense. Their dreams were put on hold during WWII as service to our country took precedent.
Robert Dexter is one of those men who stepped up at the cost of his own education. At age 17, he dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Navy.
Returning to high school wasn’t an option for Dexter as he came home four years older and needing to start his civilian adult life. He started a family and a bottled gas business, leaving that high school diploma behind – until now.
At the age of 88, Dexter finally got his diploma, one that many of us feel he earned a lifetime ago when he left his junior year to fight the Nazis. He was originally set to graduate in 1946 – 70 long years ago.
I love this story!
There will never be an entire generation of Americans who sacrificed and thrived as much as the Greatest Generation. We owe them so much and we must learn from them.
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