Friday, November 11, 2011

Rich Kids Worth Remembering on Veterans Day

In 1916 a bunch of overprivileged young Yale men, including a Rockefeller and a Taft, used their privilege to launch their own private air corps.

They formed The First Yale Unit, “a privately funded air militia that became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and whose members were among the first to ship overseas and fight for their country in World War I."

You can read about them in The Millionaires' Unit.

On Veterans Day, let's be grateful for the time when great wealth was understood to impose great obligation – especially if your old man was a Wall Street banker.

H/T to the Yale Alumni Magazine blog.

1 comment:

Orlando Wealth Management said...

Happy Veterans Day!