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Hanging On to the Greatest Generation

The world is spent, and suddenly we're all at a loss.

And we're anxious. Governments teetering, markets swaying, great currencies collapsing. We're nervous for good reason, but it's not as if we haven't dealt with crises before.

The generations we honor this day got through depressions and world despots and carried on, without carrying on about it; without bitching or whining, without pointing fingers. Just pointing forward.

We could learn from a generation that chose not to define itself by what it lost in possessions, but what it kept in principles.

Something to think about this time of year, when we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

I'm not saying we're soft; I am saying our memories are soft. We forget what it means to really lose something big, and give up something even bigger.

Some like to say the greatest generation is going, going, gone — but it's not as if they didn't leave behind some DNA. Namely, us.

Time to prove we are worthy heirs, up to the challenge and not shrinking from the responsibility.

They fought and died for it; the least we can do is prove to those who came before us, that we — like they — are up to it.

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Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.