A couple weeks ago, something caught my mind...
In a few years, there may not... or, there wont be any more ww2 veterans left alive!
So out of curiosity i decided to search around for some facts as to how many vets were still alive today.
I managed to find some quite accurate data on vets in USA... i didnt manage to find anything on France or Britain though...
Around 2 million soldiers from ww2 are still alive today in USA.
Which is good! 2 million, thats half the size of my country!
I also managed to find some data on where they will be in 5, 10 and 15 years, aswell as how rapidly they are " passing away ".
Out of those 2 million that are alive today. 1 million will be alive in 5 years. 200 thousand in 10 years. And in 15 years there will be less than 30 thousand left.
They pass away at approx. 900-1100 a day.
Am i the only one that find this kind of sad?
you know, in 20 years we wont have a single person left to tell about ww2!
Hell, i even see a few veterans on Discovery and National Geographic once in a while.
I just find it sad to know that the last witnesses of such a great turning point in modern history, are passing away just like that...
When i have kids some day, they probably wont even get to see a ww2 vet on tv!
Share your thoughts with me.
Keep hate out please, if you think this is ridiculous, or you just hate the thread for some other reason, tell me in a polite way.
And if anyone of you feel the same way, feel free to share your thoughts