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Honor Flight

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Since I have not seen this posted, I will post the website for the "honor flight". Please see the website for complete details/eligibility, but WW2 Vets are flown, for free, to Washington DC. Priority is given to WW2 Vets with terminal illness. WW 2 Vets without terminal illness are also welcome, but there is a waiting list, which is longer in some cities than others.

I emailed the local director, because my father in law, age 86 is a WW2 Vet, "probably" with a terminal illness as he has cancer. We expect to hear from the oncologist soon, but I have an idea that the doctor will likely write Frank the letter, that is, the doctor probably wont expect him to live more than 12 months.

I called Frank from the hospital, and asked him if he would like to go. He responded yes, as long as he is not in too much pain to enjoy it.

I may possibly go with him, as his guardian, and they have asked me for $275 to go with him. (I am not a WW2 Vet. I think they are planning on doing the same for VN Vets, but, due to their advanced age, WW2 Vets are priority)

Including my father in law (WW2), myself (Vietnam Era) and my son, who recently was deployed to Iraq, my family has 3 generations of Vets who have served our country, all honorably.

http://www.honorflight.org/

If it turns out that I do go with him, I will post details if there is an interest.

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Broncovet, Thanxs for posting this!! It is a Great Program that I personally have contributed to. I've seen many news articles on Vets who were able to make the trip and every single one of them really appreciated the trip. I missed the opportunity to see OUR traveling wall when it came thru Portland,Oregon.I hope to someday to visit the wall before I am transfered to my permanet duty station. I hope that both you and your son are able to make the trip with him. It's a special memory that the three of you will share forever!! Mike

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