Ambrose, Stephen, National Humanities Medal, 1998
Recognition of the American G.I.
"I nominate a GI's helmet from WW II as an artifact to go into the time capsule…
There are millions of people today who owe their freedom to GI Joe. People in
Europe, Asia, the Middle East need to say thanks, every day to the American
soldiers, sailors and fliers and their allies for the sacrifices they made to
insure the triumph of freedom and democracy."