Profile of the Day: George Patton
Happy Veterans Day! Today we celebrate the men and women who have served in the armed services. In honor of the service of our military veterans, we’re highlighting legendary World War II U.S. General George Patton, who was born on November 11, 1885. During World War II, Patton was instrumental to the liberation of Germany from the Nazis.
Patton’s family had an extensive military background. His paternal grandfather George Smith Patton, a Confederate general, commanded the 22nd Virginia Infantry in the American Civil War. Patton’s third great grandfather, Brig. General Hugh Mercer, served in the Continental Army and was a close friend of George Washington.
Do you have military veterans in your family? How will you be celebrating this Veterans Day?