NUMBER WHO HAVE EVER BEEN BORN 107,602,707,791 World population in mid-2011 6,987,000,000 Percent of those ever born who are living in 2011 6.5 Source: Population Reference Bureau estimates.
The passing of the Greatest Generation Approximately every three minutes a memory of World War II – its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs – disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now mostly in their 90s. They are dying quickly – at the rate of approximately 555 a day, according to US Veterans Administration figures.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says 1,000 World War II veterans die every day By Ciara O'Rourke on Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.
I am closing my 52 years of military service. When I joined the Army, even before the turn of the century, it was the fulfillment of all of my boyish hopes and dreams. The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the plain at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished, but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barrack ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that
"old soldiers never die; they just fade away."
———— General Douglas MacArthur （ 1880年1月26日－1964年4月5日， 享年84岁零2个月 ）
Farewell Address to Congress delivered 19 April 1951
President Dwight D. Eisenhower （ October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969， 年仅78岁零5个月 ）died on March 28, 1969 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Funeral Service for Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington Cathedral Chorale
Prelude, "Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele," Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale - Prelude, "O Welt, ich muss dich lassen," Johannes Brahms Choir - "The Palms" Hymn (All) - "Onward Christian Soldiers" United States Marine Band - "Army Blue," "Lead Kindly Light"
Some of the songs played by the Fifth Army Band in Abilene, Kansas for the funeral
"Ruffles and Flourishes" "Hail to the Chief" "God of Our Fathers" "Onward, Christian Soldiers" "Stars and Stripes" "Lead, Kindly Light" "National Anthem" "Army Blue" "West Point Alma Mater"