PBS News Hour took time to highlight the efforts of Honor Flight calling it “a special effort to honor those who have served in the nation’s wars.”
In the story they interview Earl Morse, the founder of Honor Flight. He is a retired Air Force captain and private pilot. In 2004, he flew his father, a Vietnam veteran, to Washington, along with several World War II vets he’d been caring for. Seeing their reaction, the idea was born.
According to Morse, “One of the greatest joys is when you look over at the World War II Memorial and you see it filled with World War II veterans. That’s what this is all about. It’s their memorial. They have earned it, and they need to see it.”
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