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The area I live in is filled with Monuments and Memorials which honor great men and women who have served this country and others in times of conflict. I regularly search out new places to visit, but sometimes take them for granted.

About Honor Flight Network - The History of Honor Flight

I was recently shown this website and there are a few lines that hit home with me:


"Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials."

"Based on recent 2011 statistics, we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 900 per day. Honor Flight Network will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our heroes travel absolutely free."

"Honor Flight gratefully accepts donations from anyone EXCEPT WWII Veterans as we believe our Vets have given enough"

I think it's an interesting idea, and hope that you think the link is worth a look. There is info for those who would like to apply for a trip as a veteran, sign up as a volunteer, or contribute.

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Thanks for the link Doug. I have always felt that America has never done enough for our veterans. We have money to spend on all kinds of foolishness and never enough to look after those who looked after us. This site is a Great cause and I hope many will take a moment to see it.
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The area I live in is filled with Monuments and Memorials which honor great men and women who have served this country and others in times of conflict. I regularly search out new places to visit, but sometimes take them for granted.

About Honor Flight Network - The History of Honor Flight

I was recently shown this website and there are a few lines that hit home with me:


"Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials."

"Based on recent 2011 statistics, we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 900 per day. Honor Flight Network will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our heroes travel absolutely free."

"Honor Flight gratefully accepts donations from anyone EXCEPT WWII Veterans as we believe our Vets have given enough"

I think it's an interesting idea, and hope that you think the link is worth a look. There is info for those who would like to apply for a trip as a veteran, sign up as a volunteer, or contribute.
I have heard that all the survivng WWII veterans in North Dakota have had their chance to be transported via Honor Flight.

I saw on the link that in the future, Honor Flight hopes to honor veterans of later conflicts as well. Being a veteran of 20 years in the USAF, starting during Korea and terminating during Vietnam, I would very much appreciate being given the opportunity. I am sure that all veterans would likewise appreciate the opportunity.
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What a wonderful thing to do. Most countries struggle to do enough for their ex service men and women. Having said that our Shrine of Remembrance here in Melbourne has just received a large sum of money from the state Gov't in order to add to the education centre at the Shrine. However it does not necessarily keep an old Digger warm in winter or pay a medical bill.
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