Generations columnist for The Herald-Palladium

A week after Memorial Day, I was drawn to the cover of the current National Geographic magazine, which featured a photo of Lawrence Brooks, an impressive looking African American man who at 110 is America’s oldest known World War II veteran.

The feature story was entitled, “The Last Voices of World War II.” Brooks’ gaze, like others featured, was rich in depth. I was pulled in; a last touch to my father’s generation. Dad would have been 105 this year.

Lynn Kellogg is CEO of Region IV Area Agency on Aging in Southwest Michigan. Questions on age or independence services? Call the Info-Line for Aging & Disability at 800-654-2810 or visit www.areaagencyonaging.org. The Generations column appears each Saturday in The Herald-Palladium.