Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Honor Flight

This past weekend as I was recovering from jet-lag, my dad and my brother were winging their way to Washington D.C. on an 'honor flight.' Honor flights are community-sponsored trips to Washington for World War II veterans in 'honor' of their service to our country. Leaving on Friday and returning home again on Sunday evening, the trip was a whirlwind visit to all the war memorials in the capitol as well as Arlington National Cemetery. The vets were wined and dined and loved. Each had to have a 'sponsor' (in this case, my brother, Jim) to assist them on the trip. As you can imagine, not all WWII vets are as spry as my 92-year-old dad; many were in wheelchairs and needed help with the activities.

Here's an excerpt from the email I received this morning from my brother

We wearily got back last night… what a trip! Every airport that we walked into had a reception of hundreds of people cheering, applauding, waving flags and shaking our hands...... We were on TV and actually had a news crew with us that will, I understand, put out a CD of the entire thing. Lots of stories to tell 

You'll be seeing more photos and stories about this event as the summer unfolds. I'm so glad my brother made this happen for my dad...what an honor!

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