Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday

Orville Wright, left, and Capt. W.J. Tate are shown at the dedication of the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk, N.C., Nov. 19, 1932. Wright, the surviving brother, spoke at the ceremony of the memorial to the first airplane flight made by him and his brother Wilbur in Dec. 1903. 

Each Throwback Thursday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the G.I. Generation. Born from 1901 to 1926, the G.I. Generation is also known as the Greatest Generation that won World War II. The core values of the G.I. Generation were leading honorably and dreaming big. The G.I. Generation was molded by the first World War, the Roaring ’20s and a time of massive growth, expansion and technological wonders. They were ordinary Americans who accomplished extraordinary things and oversaw growth that built the most powerful middle class in the nation’s history. The leaders of the G.I. Generation believed in character, togetherness, humility and compassion.