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  1. LIVE WELL: Remembering D-Day, and Honor Flights for veterans

    LIVE WELL: Remembering D-Day, and Honor Flights for...

    June 4, 2014: Today we remember D-Day and the contributions of our veterans. And hear about the latest...

  2. FIRST LOOK: Lili Marsh and John Evelyn - Honor Flight 8-20-13

    FIRST LOOK: Lili Marsh and John Evelyn - Honor Flight...

    Eleven World War II veterans are packing for a trip to Washington, D.C., this week. U.S. Navy veteran...

  3. FIRST LOOK: Honor Flight Veterans 5-23-13

    FIRST LOOK: Honor Flight Veterans 5-23-13

    They're called the Greatest Generation. They're told they saved the world. And now, veterans from across...

  4. FIRST LOOK: Dick Taylor and Bill Taylor - Honor Flight 4-11-13

    FIRST LOOK: Dick Taylor and Bill Taylor - Honor Flight...

    Forty-five World War II veterans will take off from Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo Friday morning on the...

  5. FIRST LOOK: Ken Hooper - Kern Historian

    FIRST LOOK: Ken Hooper - Kern Historian

    May 13, 2014: Historian Ken Hooper is passionate about history and his students in the archiving class at...

  6. First Look 033114 Kern County Veterans Services

    First Look 033114 Kern County Veterans Services

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  7. FIRST LOOK: Tom Pasek - December 9, 2013

    FIRST LOOK: Tom Pasek - December 9, 2013

    Bakersfield National Cemetery was adorned with wreaths for the first time on Dec. 12, 2009. That...

  1. FIRST LOOK Ken Hooper — Nov. 11, 2013

    FIRST LOOK Ken Hooper — Nov. 11, 2013

    Armed with posters created by his Bakersfield High School students, historian Ken Hooper on Monday shared...

  2. FIRST LOOK: Dick Taylor - November 1, 2013

    FIRST LOOK: Dick Taylor - November 1, 2013

    Veterans will have the opportunity to talk to possible employers at the first veteran's job fair in Kern...

  3. FIRST LOOK: Veterans Stand Down - October 8, 2013

    FIRST LOOK: Veterans Stand Down - October 8, 2013

    Roscoe Johnson served four years in the U.S. Air Force before he became homeless. The 38-year-old veteran...

  4. FIRST LOOK: Clinton Romesha 8-26-13

    FIRST LOOK: Clinton Romesha 8-26-13

    Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Clinton Romesha, stopped by First Look with Scott Cox to talk...

  5. FIRST LOOK: Kevin McCarthy 5-30-13

    FIRST LOOK: Kevin McCarthy 5-30-13

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, zeroed in on two main topics Thursday during an appearance on "First...

  6. FIRST LOOK: Bakersfield National Cemetery

    FIRST LOOK: Bakersfield National Cemetery

    May 15, 2014: You can love the Bakersfield National Cemetery because it's truly unique and the scenery is...

Greatest Generation

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.