The Rotary Club of Quincy hosted a special guest speaker Tuesday with a harrowing story.
Walter Reed is a holocaust survivor. He spoke at the club's noon meeting at the Quincy Holiday Inn.
Reed was one of the children rescued during holocaust and taken to the south of France after the Germans invaded Brussels.
The 89-year-old is now an advocate for people with disabilities.
"It's not the Holocaust, but the same kind of cruelty and atrocity is happening in our world everyday. The reason why younger people should know what happened before is so we can learn from the fact that human beings need to be nice to each other and not nasty," Reed said.
The long-time Rotary member received one of the organization's highest honors.
In 2006 he received the meritorious service award.