December 7, 1941, was a day of infamy for our country when Japanese planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,300 Americans. Sixteen million Americans would answer the call to defend our nation. Years later, this generation would come to be known as the greatest generation.
The average age of a World War II combat trooper in 1941 was between 19 and 26 years old. Those who are still alive are now in their 90s (or older). About 500 WWII veterans die each day.
Rishi Sharma, 21, is on a mission to keep their stories alive. Since he was a sophomore in high school, Rishi has been interviewing at least one World War II combat veteran every day to capture their amazing stories before they are lost to history forever.
Rishi sat down in the studio with Glenn Beck to share a few of the many hundreds of powerful stories he has collected from the brave soldiers who were his age when they set out to defend our nation’s freedom.
Watch the video clip above.
Or you can find the full interview on “The Glenn Beck Podcast.” Listen on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you download podcasts.
Learn more about Rishi's mission or get involved at herosofthesecondworldwar.org.