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“In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. ”
Tom Brokaw
“You are educated. Your
certification is in your
degree. You may think of
it as the ticket to the good
life. Let me ask you to think of an
alternative. Think of it as your
ticket to change the world.”
Tom Brokaw
“It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”
Tom Brokaw
“The WWII generation shares so many common values: duty, honor, country, personal responsibility and the marriage vow " For better or for worse--it was the last generation in which, broadly speaking, marriage was a commitment and divorce was not an option”
Tom Brokaw
“A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility ”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“there on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness.”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“There has never been a military operation remotely approaching the scale and the complexity of D-Day. It involved 176,000 troops, more than 12,000 airplanes, almost 10,000 ships, boats, landing craft, frigates, sloops, and other special combat vessels--all involved in a surprise attack on the heavily fortified north coast of France, to secure a beachhead in the heart of enemy-held territory so that the march to Germany and victory could begin. It was daring, risky, confusing, bloody, and ultimately glorious [p.25]”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“One of the things that we don't want to do is to destroy the infrastructure of Iraq, because in a few days we're going to own that country.”
Tom Brokaw


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