The Greatest Generation, is a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generation of Americans who grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war’s home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort. The generation is sometimes referred to as the G.I. Generation. Some of those who survived the war then went on to build and rebuild United States industries in the years following the war. It follows the Lost Generation of the 1880s who fought in World War I and precedes the Silent Generation of the 1930s. On a world scale this generation is often referred to as “The Veterans”. U.S. Presidents between 1953 and 1993 took part in World War II. The most famous were: Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush. The Greatest Generation are the parents of the Baby Boomers.