Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday

To call attention to the struggle for votes for women, these suffragettes are taking off from Midland Beach, in Staten Island, New York, on December 2, 1916, to distribute literature to the people of the island. The women in the plane are identified as Mrs. John Blair, chairman of the publicity committee of Woman's Suffrage in New York, and Mrs. Richberg Hornsby of Chicago. (AP Photo)

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.