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  • 25 Happy Faces Of WWII Veterans As They Arrive In Washington D.C. To A Huge Cheering Crowd

    04/16/2014 9:10:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | April 16, 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Honor Flight is an organization that pays for and coordinates the visits of WWII veterans to the memorial built in their honor in Washington D.C.
  • Did You Catch the Ironic Part in Obama’s Veterans Day Speech?

    11/12/2013 7:33:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Did You Catch the Ironic Part in Obama’s Veterans Day Speech? Nov. 11, 2013 3:14pm Fred Lucas President Barack Obama on Monday heralded one of the oldest living veterans in America, even talking about his trip to the nation’s capital this year as part of the Honor Flight program. Did You Catch the Ironic Part in Obamas Veterans Day Speech? President Barack Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. (Getty Images/Mark Wilson) That would be the same Honor Flight program that brought veterans to Washington, D.C., last month who entered the World War...
  • Oath Keepers Establishing Rotating Honor Guard to Ensure WWII Veterans’ Access to Their Memorial

    10/15/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Stewart Rhodes
    Time to Back Up World War II Vets as They Continue to Storm ‘Obama Beach’ First Honor Guard Shift: Wed., October 16 to Sunday, October 20 Every Day, Dawn till Dusk (you pick the day(s) you can serve) World War II Memorial, Washington D.C. (and other D.C. area war memorials, if we have enough volunteers) To Volunteer, RSVP by posting a comment to this article, giving us at least your first name, and telling us what day(s) and times you can be there, at the WWII memorial. See below for more details. In yet another intolerable act, the Obama Administration...
  • Honor Flight ... the Movie

    10/02/2013 7:04:26 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    HonorFlight/Twitter ^ | 10/2/2013 | Stephen F. Hayes
    From Twitter: @stephenfhayes .... "For those wanting background on group that brings WWII vets to DC, it's #HonorFlight & my brother did a film on it." []
  • WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown

    10/01/2013 2:45:16 PM PDT · by dennisw · 98 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | October 1, 2013 | By Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed all of the memorials in the nation’s capital. The four bus loads of veterans — visiting from Mississippi as part of a once-in-a-lifetime Honor Flight tour — ignored National Park Police instructions not to enter the site as lawmakers and tourists cheered them on. “We didn’t come this far not to get in,” one veteran proclaimed. The scene was both emotional and comical at once. After it was clear they had lost control of the...
  • Update: "The Vets Have Control of the Memorial"

    10/01/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 254 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 10/1/13 | Ace
    At the WWII Memorial on the National Mall: No sign of folks leaving. The vets have control of the memorial. #shutdown — Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 So, the WWII memorial is open today... Park police letting everyone by right now. #shutdown — Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 No attempt to stop any WWII visitors right now. Maybe after the congressmen leave ... #shutdown — Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013 As noted in the last post, Congressman Steve King "distracted" the Capitol Park Police while the veterans, per their training, rushed over...
  • What honor looks like: The flash mob at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport

    06/05/2012 9:19:11 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 32 replies ^ | 6th June 2012 | Chris Muller
    'Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, I’d probably struggle with what to say. But something happened on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 a.m. at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport that might change that. A flash mob of sorts broke out. But not like you’ve seen on YouTube with highly choreographed dance numbers or people singing a song in unison. In fact, virtually all of the participants of this “flash mob” didn’t know they would be participating until moments before...
  • Show Your Thanks to World War II Vets by Watching This 2-min Video

    05/09/2011 11:39:09 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies ^ | 4-21-11 | Chris Broga
    Help spread this important message: This story is incredible. Send this touching two-minute video about World War II veterans to FIVE friends and family to remind them that every day alive in this great, free country is truly a bonus. Let’s get 50,000 views for the video by Memorial Day (May 30th) to show these living heroes, one last time, just how grateful we are for their unbelievable sacrifice. The video is a trailer to a documentary that will come out in November. The more we can show interest in the trailer (i.e. views), the more Americans will get to...
  • Military Vet Gets Special Visit

    11/01/2010 8:53:01 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    KOMU ^ | 30 Oct 2010 | Katie Steiner
    COLUMBIA - Chester Williamson, a World War II veteran, was honored today by Columbia's Honor Flight group today. Williamson, now 87-years-old, liberated two concentrations camps during World War II. Today, his health is deteriorating and he is unable to fly, so members of the community brought Honor Flight to him. The honor group of motorcycle riders came to Williamson's nursing home just like they would for the Honor Flights. Williamson's family said that it was very meaningful and important to him. "He had no idea this was coming. It means the world to him," Joan Burke, his daughter, said. Both...
  • "Rendezvous with Destiny" - a video tribute to WWII Veterans & the Heartland Honor Flight

    05/25/2008 1:17:59 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies · 218+ views
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 23, 2008 | Peter Soby
    In "Rendezvous With Destiny," a multimedia presentation by World-Herald photographers Peter Soby, James R. Burnett and Kent Sievers, you can join a group of Midlands veterans on a special visit to Washington, D.C., and then witness personal stories of war, loss and triumph.
  • FReeper Wheelbarrow in Akron's First Honor Flight /for WW2 Vets-09-08-07 [After action report #41]

    09/04/2007 8:09:56 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 90 replies · 2,559+ views
    Honor Flight ^ | 4 September 2007 | DollyCali
    FReeper Wheelbarrow(Bronze Star recipient) - part of Akron's First Honor Flight - for WW2 Vets - Sept 8, 2007Freeper Social in Grand Island NY : AFPhys; The Mayor, Wheelbarrow, NYTexan Wheelbarrow has been a FReeper for a few years. He lurks alot & has participated in many FReeps in Ohio, was active in the 04 national election & rallies & went to DC in 2005 for several events in FReeperdom. He is 82 & was part of the European Theater in WW2. He received a bronze star for the efforts in the war. Honor Flight i s a marvelous...