Last World War I Vet Dies at 110 -- You’ll Be Inspired by Her Story!

WWIThis past weekend, Florence Green, the last known World War I vet, passed away just two weeks away from her 111th birthday(!). Florence never made it out into the trenches, but instead was part of the Women's Royal Air Force, where she served food in the mess halls at RAF bases in England for a year. When she left the war, she spent the majority of the rest of her life volunteering with the Royal British Legion. According to her daughter, "She was proud of her service and loved the people she worked with."

Wow. Just wow. Never mind the fact that Florence lived to the ripe ol' age of 110. How about the fact that the last living World War I vet was a woman who worked behind the scenes? Pretty cool.

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Of course the men and women of the military who put their lives on the line out in the trenches deserve all the respect they get and then some -- they're flat-out amazing. But it's easy to lose sight of the people who do things like work in the mess halls, etc. Of course, everyone is incredibly grateful to them, but they probably don't get as much recognition as they deserve. I'm so happy Ms. Green will be remembered for her wonderful contributions to the war. She's a true hero(ine).

How cool is Florence Green?

 

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