America’s Greatest Generation

The Story of America’s Greatest Generation, in Four Parts

Presenter: Col. Mike Thornton, United States Army

Course Location, Time, Dates:  Tellico Village Library, 10 am – 12,

TUESDAY April 19, 26, May 3,  and MONDAY May 9.


This is a four-part series focused on the World War II generation to whom America owes a great and enduring debt, a generation that saved the world and asked nothing in return. Learn about local members of the military and their families in that great struggle against tyranny and for freedom.

In the first session, learn about two great soldiers and their families. One is from Maryville, and the other is from Gretna, Louisiana.

Presenter:   Mike Thornton retired after serving 37 years in the U.S. Army.  He is an avid student of military history, having toured and taught at many of the battlefields in Europe.  He has conducted detailed research and has interviewed many veterans and their families.  Mike has been a guest instructor at several colleges and offers unique insight into the men and women who have served this great nation.

Mike served as an Armor Officer and later as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot.  He is a retired Army Colonel, and the son of a World War II veteran. He and his wife Debbie live in Tellico Village.


Class Fee:  $10  Prepay Lisa at the Welcome Center (Checks to TVL – POA)

Register: (Limit 35)