“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb & clap as they go by.”~ Will Rogers
Last month I had the privilege of accompanying 102 World War II Veterans and 33 volunteers on a day trip to Washington, D.C. on the Music City Honor Flight to see the World War II Memorial built in their honor. I spent the day documenting the trip and getting to hear many of their amazing stories.
And the best part was that these Veterans weren’t going to Washington, D.C. for the praise and recognition. As far as they were concerned, they simply served their country in a time of need. The end. They quietly and humbly accepted all the attention, still not taking all of the credit they so deserved.
I encourage you to check out this amazing organization that is giving something back to The Greatest Generation. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit that transports Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. If you’re in the Nashville area and are interested in volunteering, or know a Veteran who would like to come to D.C. on an Honor Flight, you can visit this website to contact volunteer coordinators. With over one thousand World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.