I wouldn't be so quick to say that, actually. There will always be people with that sense of honor and courage... some people are just built that way. And I'm sure many of them managed to pass it on to their children, even if not all of them managed to. Remember this quote:and we are witness to the last dying gasps of a sense of honor and courage that will soon be unknown.
The fact that his great grandchildren are in the military hints that a lot of them probably do still have some of the potential for that in them, even if it hasn't been refined by a terrible war.Originally Posted by Article
I guess my point is... ideas and character traits don't really die with individual people. They are eternal. People are just the medium though which ideas and traits make themselves manifest. A comforting thought when contemplating death.