Saturday, July 17, 2010

We Interupt our Regularly Scheduled ...

Normally I would be posting a "Iced Latte with Lobsterman" post here, but instead I'll tell you what we did this morning.

This morning, it was an honor and privilege to provide a welcoming group, and motorcycle escort to World War II veterans from Dayton, Ohio.

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that was created solely to honor American's veterans for all their sacrifices.

Members of the Old Glory H.O.G. Chapter, of which I am a member, gather at the Chapter, and then ride to airport (wherever an Honor Flight is landing), greet the WWII veterans when they exit security with clapping and hand shakes, thanking them for their service and sacrifice to keep our country free. We then escort the bus down to Washington DC, to the WWII memorial, help out the Honor Flight volunteers, and help educate tourists and other visitors on what these special men and women did to help preserve our freedom.

Listening to their stories and just being with these soldiers is awe inspiring and an honor. Seeing the effect the memorial has on them brings tears to my eyes. These brave men, who went through so much for us and our country, thank us for what we do... but all of the thanks goes to them.

Thank you veterans. Although I served in our Armed Forces during the Cold War, your contribution to our freedom is a debt we shall repay by keeping our country free and great!

God Bless America and God Bless the members of our Armed Forces!


Huffle Mawson said...

It was totally worth missing a Lobster Man update for that. How amazing.

Honor Flight Columbus said...

Honor Flight Columbus has been fortunate to have you escort our veterans to the Memorial from BWI. You can't imagine the number of pictures taken out of the front of the bus - the veterans all wanted a visual record of the honor that you gave them.
We hope that you will be available to escort one or more of our upcoming flights... It is very special to our WWII heroes and we are always happy to see you at the Memorial! As always, we are grateful for your service to our country. Thank you.
Bobbi & Bill Richards
Directors, Honor Flight Columbus