Last week my father had an opportunity to serve as a ‘guardian’ on a Kansas Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Approximately 25 World War II veterans flew from Kansas City and 25 from Wichita, Kansas, to our nation’s capitol to visit the National World War II Memorial as well as other historic sites. This past Saturday, I helped my dad create a short (5.5 minute) narrated slideshow about the Kansas Honor Flight and his reflections on the experience. Dad selected six photos he took with his iPhone on the trip, and he narrated them on an iPad using the app “Explain Everything.” This was an extremely moving and powerful experience for everyone who was involved. If you have an opportunity to support Honor Flights in your state, please do so. It’s an important and moving way to say THANKS to our surviving World War II veterans for the sacrifices they made for our country. Hats off to Southwest Airlines who provided 25 free tickets on each Kansas Honor Flight for the WWII vets.

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  • Tom Fryer

    Wesley – Thanks for your help in sharing my story. Two corrections: the Class of 1963 had had 18 classmates KIA, not 16. Also, the Smithsonian is at Dulles International airport, not Air Force Base. Wish there was time to share my 100+ pics.
    Dad

  • Annie Turner

    I love honor flight! We have one here in Mobile, Alabama that is sponsored by my Dentist, Dr. Barry Booth and Eastern Shore Toyota. I used to work for Eastern Shore Toyota, so I was fortunate enough to get involved in this spectacular event. My daughter recently was had the great experience of waiting for her grandpa and great- grandpa to arrive back home during the most recent, Honor Flight Mobile. It was a grand experience that I am sure that she will remember for the rest of her life! And I know her grandpa and great- grandpa will NEVER forget it either! Fantastic Program!

    @ATur8916

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