If you're in Manhattan today, be sure to check out the Veterans' Day Parade, which starts at around 11 a.m. on 11/11. Jerry Coleman, the Yankee Hall of Famer who served in both World War II and the Korean War, will be a grand marshal.
Coleman is also the spokesman for the Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive! organization, a group devoted to remembering the sacrifices that the Greatest Generation made. Some of you might remember that my late father served in World War II, so this is an issue I'm very much interested in. The parade will also have 100 children marching with photos of World War II veterans, which makes me a little wistful, as it wasn't so long ago that I remembered seeing WWII vets themselves marching in this parade.
In addition, the Spirit of '45 organization also promotes the idea of 100 hours of community service. You can read more about Coleman here -- Bryan Hoch did a nice story on him for MLB.com. And here's the link for the Spirit of '45 group.