MUST READ - North Texas Patriot Guard escorts WWII vets

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    The North Texas Patriot Guard has been asked to participate in an escort to take a bus load of WWII veterans from the Waxahachie Texas civil center to Love Field in Dallas. The organization called "Honor Flight" will be flying these veterans free of charge to Washington DC to visit the WWII meorial and see a couple of other things in Washington. Honor Flight's mission is to get as many of the WWII veterans to Washington to see their memorial as possible for they are all gone forever. It took over 60 years for the members of The Greatest Generation to have their memorial built and many are now too old and ill to make the trip so it is Honor Flight's mission to take these people to see it. The entire trip is free to the veterans and is paid entirely by donations.

    With the rate at which WWII veterans are dying, approximately 1500 to 2000 a day, there is a real chance that most of us may not get to do something tangible for a WWII veteran other than attend their funeral. These people are in their 80's now.

    To see an 8 minute video of an actual Honor Flight mission taking WWII veterans to DC to visit the memorial, visit this link
    Ohio War Stories Blog Archive Honor Flight

    Guys, I was in crying my eyes out watching this. Please check it out!!!!!!


    Honor Flight's homepage is here
    Home


    North Texas Patriot Guard's homepage is here
    Patriot Guard of Texas > Home
     
  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I think that is a very honorable mission!
     
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    This is probably the best news I have had in many years.
    The most honourable and deserved occassion, that should have happened many times before, has finally come to fruition.
    Thanks for posting this Thor'.
     
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    I'd watch it but my connections really slow couldn't even load the homepage


    Sounds really good ,opened my eyes Thor


    Il try again 3am ish
     
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    Thor thank you .....i cant say how but thank you:salute: :salute:
     
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    thanks for posting it Thor!
     
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    Thank you for that, Thor. *wipes tears* And MANY heartfelt thanks to those who've served, past and present.

    :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
     
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