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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
“sacrifices. They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, the Baby Boomers. They stayed true to their values of personal responsibility, duty, honor, and faith.”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“But”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“When the war ended, more than twelve million men and women put their uniforms aside and returned to civilian life. They went back to work at their old jobs or started small businesses; they became big-city cops and firemen; they finished their degrees or enrolled in college for the first time; they became schoolteachers,”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“Broderick’s unit shipped out to England as replacements for the 82nd Airborne men lost in the Normandy”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“The D-Day fortieth-anniversary project awakened my earliest memories. Between the ages of three and five I lived on an Army base in western South Dakota and spent a good deal of my time outdoors in a tiny helmet, shooting stick guns at imaginary German and Japanese soldiers. My father, Red Brokaw, then in his early thirties, was an all-purpose Mr. Fix-It and operator of snow-plows and”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“forty years earlier. Quite”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“Given a long enough life, cancer will eventually kill you—unless you die first of something else.”
Tom Brokaw, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
“What was that World War I saying, “Trust the Lord and pass the ammo”? For me, trust the doctors and the Lord and pass the Velcade, Revlimid, dexamethasone.”
Tom Brokaw, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
“ON THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF D-Day, I was broadcasting from the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, one of the bloodiest battlefields in American history. The cemetery is at once haunting and beautiful, with 9,386 white marble headstones in long, even lines across the manicured fields of dark green, each headstone marking the death of a brave young American. The anniversary was a somber and celebratory”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“exposed”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“despair hovered over the land like a plague. They had watched their parents lose their businesses, their farms, their jobs, their hopes. They had learned to accept a future that played out one day”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“came of age in the Great Depression, when economic despair hovered over”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“injuries,”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“generation”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“You are not expected to know, but you are expected to wish to know.”
Tom Brokaw
“Denial is a strong if imperfect defense.”
Tom Brokaw
“I've adopted the guideline of Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, who says "I wanna know where I'll be when I die - so I never go there.”
Tom Brokaw
“Seventy-six for an American male was a number on an actuarial chart that includes men who are obese, smokers and inheritors of deadly family genes.”
Tom Brokaw, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
tags: cancer
“Is that cancer curable or just treatable.”
Tom Brokaw, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
tags: cancer
“These are the dilemmas for cancer patients. Who and what to believe? A particular treatment is not foolproof, or as many medical experts remind us, is not math, with a fixed and certain outcome.”
Tom Brokaw
“holding”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation
“laughed”
Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation

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