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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Welcome Home Veterans!

Recently our little family was able to be part of the welcome 
home festivities for an area Honor Flight. If you have yet to hear about
this amazing group, here is the mission statement 
from our Dayton, Ohio chapter:

"Honor Flight Dayton’s mission is to take veterans of WW II,

 Korean, and the Vietnam War (s) and terminally-ill veterans

 of any armed conflict to see their national memorials in

 Washington,D.C. These trips are provided at no cost to

 all qualified veterans which includes airfare, bus  

 transportation while in D.C., meals, tee-shirts, and disposable cameras.

In addition to escorting WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and terminally-ill

 War Veterans from any war to Washington, DC, Honor Flight 
Dayton also proudly honors (1) deceased Veterans who
 never saw their memorials and (2) living Veterans who may never be
 able to see their memorials. We accomplish this at the memorials by 
conducting a ceremony that is referred to as Honoring Yesterday’s Heroes.
  It is our desire to show the respect so richly deserved to the Veterans
 who fall into these categories.
For those who would like to participate in this program, Honor Flight Dayton
 requests a 5 x 7 photo of the Veteran, preferably while in the service. As part 
of the ceremony, we will photograph an American flag along with the 
Veteran’s picture 
at the appropriate memorial(s).
After the trip, the family will receive an 8 x 10 color photo and a certificate 
from Honor Flight Dayton honoring their Veteran. The original photo will 
also be returned at this time.  There is no charge for participating in this
this is Honor Flight Dayton’s way of showing our respect and appreciation to our
 Veterans in these categories."

This wonderful family was there to welcome home 
a special man...he was one of my father's best friends on
 the Dayton Fire Department. In my book, he is a two time hero!
WW II and a Fire Fighter!

My Mom and brother Jim

 Bill and Grace

God Bless our veterans!

Susie Q

1 comment:

Stacey said...

What an amazing and wonderful thing to do. :)