“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”
The Sensational Centenarians featured in this calendar witnessed and experienced monumental events, that span, in some cases, over 100 years. Overwhelmingly, their advice and recall of those years stem from joy, wisdom, and a perspective that can be a lesson and a legacy. They make it easy to see why Tom Brokaw coined them, “The Greatest Generation.”
Reaching the century-mark is no small feat. Our featured centenarians have witnessed the world and its evolution. They’ve been on the frontlines of segregation, with limited access to education, housing and other basic life necessities. They’ve witnessed the atrocities and casualties of the deadliest wars, and survived now treatable diseases. They’ve held together families on limited to no incomes. They’ve watched the changing of technology. They have gone from horse and buggy on dirt roads to self-driving battery operated cars on superhighways. They’ve transitioned through changes in the guard with 18 Presidents and multiple administrations. These legendary centenarians have experienced at least 100 years or more of history, and all its changes. We, therefore, honor the ‘greatest generation’ for shaping lives through shared wisdom, and building paths to the future making this world a better place to live.
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