The Last Witness of the Great War

Frank BucklesFrank Woodruff Buckles was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He was accepted into the army in 1917 at the age of 16 although he told them he was 21. He served as an ambulance driver and prison guard in England, France and Germany. After his return, Frank settled down in West Virginia to his humble farm, where he lived until his death on February 27, 2011, at the age of 110. Before his passing, Mr. Buckles agreed to serve as an Honorary Chairman for the World War I Memorial Foundation to establish a national World War I memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. As a result of his tireless dedication to the memories of fallen soldiers and veterans, the Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act was submitted to congress. To sign the petition that supports the passing of this act go to:

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