If you do not know what Honor flight is, I will explain. Honor Flight Chapters across the country solicit the names of World War II veterans (and now in most cases, Korean War veterans) to give them a one day free trip to Washington, D.C.. There they visit the war memorials, including of course the majestic World War II Memorial, and also Arlington National Cemetery. In all respects, they are treated like royalty.
This is a grueling one day trip, but one the veterans (or their families) don't soon forget. The other night I attended the Guardian training for my upcoming adventure. I need to be at the ariport at 0445 (yikes!!) so I will be getting up at 0300. I found out I am assigned to be the Guardians of Harold (whom I know) and a Glen. We watched a moving video of the day's events, which are culminated with a giant homecoming at the airport upon return. This will be at 2045 at the baggage claim area at Port Columbus if anyone in central Ohio wants to attend.
They say that once you are a Guardian, you choose to do it agian and again. I can see why. The honor of serving these veterans and experiencing this special day with them looks priceless.
If you are a World War II or Korean veteran, or a family member of one, or you want to be a Guardian, click here for more information.
By the way, Honor Flight is now my designated charity for a portion of the e-book sales. (The Wounded Warrior Program did not want my donation, but that's another story).