Skip to comments.Dole's Quiet Duty: Honoring Veterans
Posted on 09/09/2009 7:34:22 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
Bob Dole, a venerable 86 years old now, was back in the Washington limelight over the weekend, appearing on ABC TV to dispense counsel on a bipartisan approach to health care, popping up in newspapers explaining how to cut a deal, even suggesting Gen. David Petraeus as a presidential possibility.
But his most heartfelt weekend activity took place elsewhere, out of sight of Washington politicos and devoid of any potential for gain or notoriety. It came under a brilliant Saturday-morning sun, when the former Republican presidential candidate, now a bit more frail than most Americans recall him, stepped out of a car and strode to the National World War II Memorial to greet, one by one, 108 fellow World War II veterans who had been flown to Washington from South Carolina to see the monument built in their honor.
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A wheelchair-bound World War II
veteran visited the World War II
Memorial in Washington on Saturday.
How cool is that!? I’m delighted the SC vets made the trip. I cajoled my dad (Battle of the Bulge vet) three years ago and he flew out from California to visit the WW2 Memorial. He later told me it was “well worth the trip” to make the pilgrimage. It’s a great memorial and I have visited multiple times (I’m local).
Bob Dole has very large amount of class.
He sure does.
I had the honor of shaking his hand once.
Visited the Memorial this past July. Got to see Bob Dole
visiting these great Americans.