The, The Silent Generation, By Broadcaster Tom Brokaw Essay

863 Words Oct 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Cohorts are groups of people working together. The Business Insider speaks in terms of Gen X and Gen Y, baby boomer and millennials depending on what year you were born will define the category you belong in. Cohorts are explained as an unclear grouping of people within these generational groups as having common involvements. In other terms we could say that the dividing line is just a mix of the two groups (Nisen, 2013). “The greatest generation,” a term invented by broadcaster Tom Brokaw described a group of men and women who either fought in World War II or did something to help the war effort on home ground (Nisen, 2013). The men in this group were regarded as having a duty to their country and working hard to better themselves and their family situation. Those who were too young to serve in World War II are called the “silent generation,” a story in Time Magazine provided the term and labeled this generation as “stoic and serious” (Nisen, 2013).
The Greatest Generation, born between 1925-1942, is a group of people who were trying to balance the Great depression and the war in Europe, it was during this generation when the Nation, as Tom Brokaw puts it, dependent upon its young people to fight the enemy. People in this generation were ready to volunteer for what they felt to be “their duty” (Brokaw, 1998). Brokaw talks about the scope of involvement that this generation and how their involvement changed the world. The world was absorbed in war and every…

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