Here is a challenge for this Memorial Day: help World War II veterans visit their memorial.
My own father served in Hawaii during World War II. Were he still alive, he would be 88 this year.
He was frustrated because the Army assigned him to man a typewriter rather than shoulder a rifle. My brother and I are likely alive because our father could type.
In his honor — and because he died before I was old enough to understand — I try to thank active-duty, reserve and retired military for their service whenever I can.
Because they did and are doing a vital and self-sacrificing service.
Watch the video, then help the cause.
Opening shot from Ryan’s Story, a trailer for Honor Flight.
- Next Honor Flights scheduled for May 12 (tcpalm.com)
- Buffalo Honor Flight prepares for trip (wivb.com)
- 122 Vets From Colorado Take ‘Honor Flight’ To Washington To Visit Memorials (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Honoring the Nation’s Military | Today’s Honor Flight Kicks Off Events (thesunnews.typepad.com)
- Honor Flight provides powerful experience (thegazette.com)
- Veterans Honor Flight To Washington, D.C. (fox2now.com)
- Another successful Honor Flight (wptv.com)
- Help Welcome Honor Flight VII Home (wkrg.com)
- North Carolina’s last ‘honor flight’ salutes World War II generation (stripes.com)