EndNotes

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011, 3:52 P.M.

The last soldier

Frank Buckles is pictured in 2008 at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. (Associated Press)
Frank Buckles is pictured in 2008 at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. (Associated Press)

Whenever I'm really stressed, I sometimes look at the big, big picture and think: "In 100 years, all the people surrounding me will be dead, me included."

It's comforting in an odd way.

So it was interesting to see that Frank Buckles, the last veteran of World War I died Feb. 27 at 110 years old.

Even if you live that long, we're still just a blip.

(AP photo)




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