Honoring America’s WW II Veterans

America’s World War II veterans went off to war without batting an eye.  They fought like the “Greatest Generation”  they were part of.  Without skipping a beat, when the war was over, they came home and went right to work helping to make America great.  It’s time that they were properly honored.  Whether you are aware of it or not, people in some parts of the country are organizing “Honor Flights” to take these brave men and women to their memorial in Washington, D.C.  In Milwaukee, Wi. they have put together several of these Honor Flights and the response has been beyond belief.  Donors include corporations, small businesses, individual men and women as well as children.  They have all given generously to say “Thank You” to our World War II Veterans.

It’s said that our WW II Veterans are leaving us at the rate of 1000 a day.  That means,  that the time to thank these veterans by sending them to Washington, D.C.,  is rapidly expiring.  If you think you would like to help, find or maybe organize  a “Stars and Stripes Honor Flight” in your area.  If you don’t think you can afford to give monetarily, perhaps you could seek out a WW II Vet at a VA Hospital or Veterans Home near you.  There is nothing like saying “THANK YOU” in person.

A documentary about the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights is being made by Dan Hayes and Clay Broga.  I heard an interview with Dan today in which he said the filming is over and they are ready to begin going over their footage to assess what they have.  He said they shot 90 hours of film and that will be edited down to an hour and a half.

Watch the documentary trailer.  It’s truly emotional…..  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E7GLdYhm3s&amp

The last words you hear in the trailer is a veteran saying, “I feel like a King.”  How do you feel?  Just Asking.

http://starsandstripeshonorflight.org/

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