Child of the Greatest Generation - Patriotic Stories and Memories by Richard C. Rocha

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"I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.”

“God Bless the U.S.A” is the song that we hear a lot.  However, we don’t hear much about patriotic books.  I proudly my book that glorifies patriotism: “Child of the Greatest Generation.”

The book takes you on a journey through the my life. I was born on January 20, 1942. The country had just gone to war with Japan.  I grew up as a child of the greatest generation, a name taken from Tom Brokaw’s  book ‘The Greatest Generation.’ As a group, this generation persevered through the difficult times brought on by economic stress and war. The result was a generation that knew how to withstand hardship. This generation also favored personal responsibility, had a strong work ethic, practiced frugality, had integrity, and were very patriotic.

I write about my memories as a child of parents of the greatest generation and how I came to understand what patriotism meant to me. The years passed and whenever I came across a painting or photo that depicted the history of the United States, I would often sit down and write a story to go with it.  I created a “book museum of America,” with13 pictures and an accompanying a poem or story. These are mixed in with the memories of my life.

My favorite picture was of an eagle sitting on what appeared to be a headstone. When I saw the picture of the American bald eagle, I reacted with very strong emotion. I was curious and wondered if the eagle could speak, what would he have to say about the nation today. At that moment, I wrote my very first story. The Eagle""

If you take anything away with you from my book I say to you.

“May you always feel the wind of freedom and the warmth of the torch of liberty.” That patriotic phrase says it all about the man and the book"