They’re a proud group of Americans, but they don’t draw attention to themselves. They meet monthly to share memories, friendship and to reminisce. They’re from all over our country and beyond, and from all walks of life. Unless we look closely and engage them, we won’t understand what they’ve done for our country and for the world at a critical time…when we needed them most. Even today, as the most senior of our citizens, this group of World War II veterans, from all branches of service, represents the best of what America has to offer. Collectively, with affection, admiration and respect, we call them “The Third Thursday Lunch Bunch.” Here are a few of their stories, glimpses into their war. time experiences, but a brief portion of their lives, which have profoundly impacted them, us and the world. Well done, men. Carry on.