My grandpa was part of the "greatest generation", but he would've told you that every generation is pretty much the same and wants pretty much the same thing. He once told me that things don't change all that much, what changes is our perspective. There never was a better "community-builder". Gramps knew everyone in the subdivision, not just his immediate neighbors, and every year people for blocks were the recipients of his extra garden bounty. He also served our country for more than two decades from the Battle of the Bulge, to post-war Germany, Okinawa, and the United States.