Frank W. Buckles, America's last surviving World War I veteran and honorary chairman of the National World War I Memorial Foundation, will issue a Veterans Day statement through his daughter, Susannah Buckles Flanagan, at 9:30 a.m. today at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

"I've had a long time to reflect on what it means to 'remember well.' Being nearly 110 years old and the last of the 5 million Americans who served in World War I gives me some insight on how our nation should mark this great conflict and the generation that fought and died in it," said Buckles from his home in Charles Town, W.Va.

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