Thursday, January 17, 2013

Honor Flight: The Movie

Finally, we have a date and place for a showing of this awesome movie in Fort Worth! It will be shown at the Rave Theater at NE Mall on Feb 21 at 7:30 pm. We have to have 55 tickets reserved by Feb 14. Please go to the link,  to reserve your tickets today!!

"Honor Flight" is a film about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime.

Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after the War. The trips are called "Honor Flights" and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it's often the first time they've been thanked and the last trip of their lives.

The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that deeply move all who are involved. It’s uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.

However, 1,000 World War II veterans die every day and getting them on an Honor Flight in time is a constant battle. While the Honor Flight program is meant to give something back to these humble heroes, the goodness these men and women embody (and their appreciation for life in freedom) transforms the lives of everyone they meet.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." ("The History of Veterans Day". United States Army Center of Military History. 3 August 2009)
In 1954, Congress made the change to Veterans Day, the official federal holiday to honor armed service veterans.

On this day, I hope you will take the time to reflect upon the sacrifices of the men and women of our country's military because if not for them, we would not live in the greatest country in the world or enjoy the freedoms we so take for granted.  I especially want to remember and thank my dad and uncles and father-in-law who fought in WWII. If not for them, our lives would be so totally different. They are the Greatest Generation.

In my family, thank you for your service, Royce, Terence, Troy, and my wonderful husband, Garry. And to my dear friend, Randy, who is about to be deployed, thank you for everything you do!

As we near Thanksgiving, I would like to ask that you consider making a donation to support WWII veterans through Honor Flight Fort Worth. You can do this online at or mail your donation to HFFW, PO Box 24191, Fort Worth, TX 76124. We are a 501(c)3 public charity and all donations are tax-deductible.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Veteran's Day Freebies

As we approach Veteran's Day on Sunday, many restaurants are offering free meals or appetizers. Here is a link to many of them!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Video from our 1st Flight

The 1st flight for  Honor Flight Fort Worth was October 25, 2011. We took 11 WWII veterans and 11 guardians to Washington, DC to see the WWII Memorial. 9 men and 2 women made the trip. Here is a video about them and about Honor Flight Fort Worth.