The Saeculum Decoded
A Blog by Neil Howe
Jan 142010

Interesting story in the Washington Post a while back. I spent a day last summer with a group of National Guard officer corps. After my talk to the whole group, I was approached by VA Asst Sec Tammy Duckworth, who wanted me to speak about generations to her department’s public affairs executives. I didn’t think anything more of it, until I came across this story in the Washington Post.

Tammy Duckworth lost both of her legs in Iraq. (I had no idea when I talked with her.) Obama visited her in the hospital while she was recovering, and so she later joined his campaign and still later signed on to his team at the VA. She was given a slot to speak at the Democratic 2008 Convention. And she is trying to very hard—as a bona fide Generation X (born 1961-1981)—to re-educate the veterans community (which still has a very G.I. (born 1901-1924)/Silent (born 1925-1942) tilt) to the outlook of today’s younger generations.

Note the incredible story about Joe Dan (who is Millennial (born 1982-200?)).

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  • Richardboomer

    Oops! wrong article.