Each Wednesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Boomer Generation. Born from 1946 to 1964, the Boomer Generation was created when the members of the G.I. Generation returned from World War II. There were 79,907,844 Silent Generation children born. The formative years for the
Boomer Generation range from the late 1940s through the late 1970s.
The Boomer Generation was influenced by the rapid economic growth of the ‘50s and the social unrest of the ‘60s. They tend to see America as the world’s North Star, are idyllic and patriotic. Boomers were at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement and the ecology movement. They see themselves as the forever young generation.
See this spot for other generationally-themed days, including Millennial Monday, Silent Tuesday, Boomer Wednesday, Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday and Generation X-File Friday.
In the photo above, in this November 1969 photo provided by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. “Pete” Conrad stands on the moon’s surface. He was the third man to walk on the moon.