Topics: United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Pop ballads Pages: 1 (271 words) Published: March 10, 2014
Frank W. Buckles died, sadly yet not unexpectedly at age 110, having achieved a singular feat of longevity that left him proud and a bit bemused. "I knew there'd be only one someday," he said a few years back. "I didn't think it would be me." “We lost a living link to an important era in our nation's history. But, we have also lost a man of quiet dignity, who dedicated his final years to making sure the sacrifices of his fellow ‘doughboys are appropriately commemorated.” –Eric Shinseki (Secretary of Veterans Affairs) The significance of this quote is that it made me and the worlds realize that there will be no more living links from the World War I because all of them have passed away. Frank Buckles was someone who strived to enlist into the army and he was dedicated to his job, serving the country for what is right. Not only was Frank Buckles dedicated of being a soldier, but he made made sure his sacrifices for his fellow doughboys were commemorated.People cared for him and I think this is what motivated him to keep going. This quote has inspired me in many ways. It has taught me to live life to the fullest possible with no regrets. Frank Buckles kept going and did whatever necessary. He knew that it had to be someone and that it was him. He made sure everything was done was done right for himself and for his fellow doughboys. He lived a very long time, and this motivates me to keep going on in life, and to do what I think is right.
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