It has been a while, Sept. 27, 2012, since the U.P. Honor Flight and it is time I stated my appreciation for the trip. Never have I been so graciously treated, by total strangers, from all around.
We left with crowds wishing us well and thank yous. Then the return flight, after 11 p.m. was a welcoming committee and little children so excited to shake hands and say "thank you and we love you."
The Girl Scouts made lap robes for all the vets. The school children wrote very nice thank you notes and made drawings and poems. They were from local schools. Even public officials said thank you.
We were given a cap, t-shirt, and jacket with "Honor Flight" on them and then a brochure of World War II memorial. Our guardians came from all over. Certainly hope other veterans from the others wars get a chance. So much brought memories and tears to a number of us.
Arlington Cemetery was most memorable. The guards made an impressive changing of the guards. The memorials were beautiful and brought strong emotions from everyone.
Volunteers were from as far as Marquette and Wisconsin. So thank you to all and will remember all in prayer.
In the mail came an album for Ms. Waeghe, with comments on locations and different scenes. Again, thank you to all and God bless all.