The “Become Friends with a WWII Veteran Initiative”. Oftentimes these men are widowed and all alone or are just dumped at a senior home so we are urging every individual to go out a seek a WWII veteran or veterans and make them your personal friend(s). These extraordinary men have lead the most interesting lives and they hold such a large wealth of knowledge. So, if you just take the time, and go talk to these heroes not only will you learn a great deal, you will walk away with such a great appreciation for life and for our limited time here on Earth. Just talking to these men and showing an interest in their lives does wonders for their health and well-being! We would like to work with cities and houses of faith in order to designate one or two volunteer families (starting with the key community leaders) per WWII veteran. We would like the volunteer families to become close with these men and invite them over for dinners, take them out to lunch and to family outings and for the family members to go spend time with these men. We want people to go to their local senior homes or talk to their elderly neighbors and shoot the breeze and hold serious conversations but most importantly for the veterans to know how much we care and how grateful we are for what they did. We want schools and universities to have honorary WWII veterans and send students to spend time and try to learn as much from these men as possible. It is not difficult to find WWII veterans so just ask around, go to senior homes, or go to veteran groups (VFW,DAV,AL). If you cannot meet a veteran you can always talk to them over the phone. There is no reason why you should not become friends with these men. These men are not just numbers in a history book or blurbs on the History Channel, they are real people who had to see and do real things in the most horrendous war our planet has ever seen. We have an opportunity to make these men’s last years on Earth their absolute best ones!