Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday

Clarence Darrow, left, and William Jennings Bryan speak with each other at the "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tenn. in 1925. Darrow was one of three lawyers sent to Dayton by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). They defended John T. Scopes, a biology teacher, in his test of Tennessee's law banning the teaching of evolution. Bryan testified for the prosecution as a bible expert. (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.

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 this July 1925 file photo, Clarence Darrow the rumpled skeptic who argued for evolution, left, and William Jennings Bryan, the eloquent Christian defender of the biblical account of creation, speak with each other during the monkey trial in Dayton, Tenn.