Pamela Raymond: Honor flights available here

August 19, 2013 

Recently I watched a movie called "Honor Flight Wisconsin." It is a very moving piece about World War II veterans and their trip to the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C., along with visits to Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown, and the Korean War Memorial.

I talked with Paul Loeffler, who has a radio show on KMJ 580 every Sunday called Home Town Heroes. I sent him a message asking him about when we would be getting a Honor Flight here in the valley. He said there is one in the works and is now up and running. The flight for the veteran is free but I do believe the guardian pays for their flight.

I know there are some WWII veterans here in the Atwater/Merced area who have never seen these beautiful monuments.

I urge all WWII veterans that can go, wheelchair or not, to get a application online at cvhonorflight.org or they can pick an application up at Castle Air Museum.

We as citizens owe it to these brave men and women so they can see how we as Americans have chosen to honor them.

PAMELA RAYMOND

Atwater

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