Back in May we promoted the Keep the Spirit of 45′ Alive campaign by sharing the story of Edith Shain and encouraging all of you to listen to the stories of the greatest generation while the opportunity is still with us. It was with deep regret that we learned from Paula Camposano-Robinson, a nurse herself, that Edith passed away on Sunday.
Made an icon by the famous Times Square photograph on V-J Day, Edith kept her identity a secret until the 1970s when she finally acknowledged that she was the nurse. In her later years she was an active advocate for veterans and projects helping to ensure that World War 2 would not fade from memory.
We mourn her passing and hope that you don’t take the greatest generation for granted; we are losing them one by one.