The Legacy of The Greatest Generation, our detailed Memorial Day section, honors Kern County veterans past and present. This salute will capture history with in-depth profiles of those who served, including harrowing wartime stories and poignant letters home. We will also feature stories from our involvements in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf and Afghanistan. We will bring the lifestyle of an entire generation into perspective: the battlefields, the home front and the aftermath. Here is your chance to help us honor these men and women.
A portion of the proceeds from this keepsake project will be donated to the Kern County Honor Flight program to sponsor at least two World War II veterans on a future trip to that conflict's memorial at Washington, D.C. Many have not yet shared that experience, and for the Greatest Generation, time is running out.
Additional copies will be available for $1.50 at The Bakersfield Californian, 1707 Eye Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.