THE NEXT GENERATION: Q & A with Brittany Grams. High school sweethearts create a fulfilling life through their marriage, family, raising children and their careers in the military.

CIVIL AIR PATROL: Civil Air Patrol bridges the gap between retired veterans and young cadets.

THEN THERE WAS ONE: Backus American Legion has only one remaining WWII veteran.

RESONATING HISTORY: Bataan Memorial March highlights need to preserve legacies of military history.

• NAVY TALENT SCOUT: He wanted to see the world. What he got was the adventure of a lifetime.

On the cover: Military parents Brittany and Garrett Grams with their children Harlan, infant, (center), and Joseph, 2 1/2. Photo by Lisa Sherwood Photography, lisasherwoodphoto.com