A very sincere wholehearted thank you to all who were involved in the WWII Freedom Flight to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. I was well aware of the tremendous amount of preparation and work-hours that it took to bring this operation to a successful conclusion—and indeed it definitely was successful! I was overwhelmed with the entire trip especially with the time spent at the WWII memorial and getting to shake the hand of Senator Bob Dole who himself was a veteran of WWII. I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to be a part of this Freedom Flight as I will be 90 years old July 8 of this year. The flight will be a memory I will always cherish and never forget! A very grateful WWII combat veteran.
Harry K., 24 May 2011
I wish to thank each of you for giving me another reason for living. The trip to D.C. to view the WWII memorial will be a memory to cherish. I was humbled and honored by the respect and caring that was afforded me on that special day. I think that the most meaningful moment for me was the laying of the wreath at the WWII memorial. I had the time then to remember and say a prayer for those who did not come home. Of course the mail call on the flight back was great. I received 40 letters and I have answered them all. I had the opportunity to deliver the ones from the students to their school while I was in Grapevine. Thank you all again for helping an old veteran to enter into the sunset years of his life with joy.
Harry S., 24 May 2011