Group honors legacy of WWII veterans - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Group honors legacy of WWII veterans

Posted: Updated:

One local group is committed to preserving the legacy of World War II veterans. The Atlanta World War II Round Table honored the lives of our "Greatest Generation" on Thursday.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs more than 600 World War II veterans die each day in the United States.  

"They are dying at a high rate, most of the gentlemen and ladies that served are at least 88 years old," said Lee Weinstein, World War II Round Table's commander.  

Every month, veterans and civilians meet for the Atlanta World War II Round Table to carry on memories like 91-year-old Robert Spooner's. While serving in the Army in Europe, his division was in the first wave of soldiers that hit the beach on D-Day in 1944.  

"I thought about hearing the machine guns and thinking I've heard this noise before, but that was training but this was for real.  Men were falling all around me," Spooner said.

Fred Scheer, 88, was also there. The U.S. Army veteran was captured and sent to a German labor camp, but managed to escape. He reminds us of the duty of not just World War II soldiers, but all soldiers.

"Remember that they are all volunteers and all the people that are in the military and they are there to try to protect us," said Scheer.

The Department of Veterans Affairs says a little more than a million World War II veterans are still alive.  

The Atlanta World War II Round Table meets once a month to ensure the legacies and memories are preserved.

For more information, visit: http://atlantawwiiroundtable.org/

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:28:00 GMT
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:00:43 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
  • Henry Co. teenager working on cancer cure

    Henry Co. teenager working on cancer cure

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:43:26 GMT
    A Henry County teenager is working on a cure for cancer.
    A Henry County teenager is working on a cure for cancer.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices