As 2015 begins, AGXIIK has shared a heart warming story of his journey to share his gratitude to the Greatest Generation by giving away a Heroes DDay Silver coin to every Veteran of World War II he encounters.
AGXIIK shares his story, experiences, and letters of gratitude received from our living WWII Heroes below:
I bought a couple hundred of the Heroes DDay silver coins as a mission to make sure that any WWII veterans I encountered would receive one. It’s sometimes easy to spot these vets as many wear their caps saying “World War II Veteran”. In the last 6 months I’ve also met the wives of veterans or their children, asking them to take a coin and give it to their father or mother who served. Yes, the ladies served too. One WWII veteran was a woman served as a war time stenographer, sending secret and coded messages to aid the war effort.
Giving away silver is fun and rewarding when one sees the reactions of those who get a coin of this sort. Everyone of that era used silver every day, with dimes, quarters and even silver dollars in their pockets or coin purses. A dime was a day’s wage for some.
But silver and its memories have faded over the last 50 years. Silver and coins like these keep those memories alive…