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Monday, May 30, 2011

"What are you Doing with This Incredible Gift of Freedom?"

Here's a short 2 minute video about the Honor Flights celebrating the service of the WWII veterans.

This is a history lesson about honoring WWII soldiers every school child should learn. All veterans should be afforded our respect and honor, regardless of when they served. But how would you construct a history test encompassing the human condition of humbleness, honor, camaraderie, dignity and bravery? Those traits don't show up on a standardized test, do they?

My dad took an honor flight a couple of years ago and expressed many of the same sentiments these veterans did in the movie trailer. Thanks to my dad and all the others for their service. Thanks to everyone connected with the Honor Flights and for honoring veterans.

You can go here for more information on Honor Flights and learn about how the organization fulfills its mission to transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

The question posed by the veteran, "What are you doing with this incredible gift of freedom?" should be a question in every history and civics class. That's a profound question and a profound gift from these veterans.

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