THE END OF AN ERA


Florence Green, the last known veteran of World War One, died last Saturday in County Norfolk, England. She passed away just two weeks short of her 111th birthday.

Mrs. Green joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918, at the age of 17, and spent the last two months of the Great War as a server in RAF canteens.  She left the WRAF about a year later, but remained proud of her service for the remaining 93 years of her life.

The next-to-last known World War One veterans, the Australian Claude Choules and the American Frank Buckles, died within one week of each other at the end of February 2011, both at 110 years of age.

May they rest in peace, and may their contribution be never forgotten.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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