Memorial Day 2012

WWII Memorial

Every day 1,000 World War II veterans die.

This Memorial Day please take a moment and reflect on the tremendous sacrifice this group, as is the case with all veterans, made to protect the liberties and freedoms of all people everywhere.  Consider supporting a noble cause such as the the Honor Flight Network which:

“…is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Honor Flight logoOf all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation – and as a culturally diverse, free society. Now, 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.”

My grandfathers served in World War II and they passed away before the memorial in Washington, D.C. was completed in 2004 (far too long after the war in my humble opinion).  Don’t let another veteran of this war die without seeing this great memorial that was built to honor their legacy and the legacy of the other 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the 400,000 who died fighting, and the countless millions who supported the war effort from home.

“We all can’t be heroes.  Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”   Will Rogers.

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