WWII vets off to memorial in D.C.

Wed, 11/12/2008 - 11:40am
By: John Munford

Honor Flight Nov 08

A third wave of World War II veterans from Fayette and surrounding areas set off to visit the national WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. this morning.

The veterans and their escorts were serenaded by music from the Sandy Creek marching band as they were fed breakfast and coffee for their early morning trip.

The buses carrying the veterans were escorted out of town by local police and sheriff's deputies along with a motorcycle motorcade from the Patriot Guard Riders.

The veterans left Fayetteville United Methodist Church proceeding through an honor line consisting of other local veterans and the the Junior ROTC unit from Sandy Creek.

Well-wishers waved flags, shouted cheers and applauded as the buses passed by on their way to Hartsfield-Jackson airport.

The veterans are being taken free of charge courtesy of Honor Flight Fayette, a non-profit that has raised money from local individuals, groups and businesses to fund the flights.

In addition to having an escort for each veteran to make their trip easier, medical personnel are also on the flight should an emergency arise.

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Submitted by muddle on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 7:20pm.

You guys, collectively, understand what this nation is and should be about. Brokaw got it right: You are the "greatest generation." God bless you, and thank you for your inimitable service to your country.


"Puddleglum" by Weatherwax (one of the Muddlings).

Jeeves to the Rescue

Submitted by PTerrell on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:38pm.

I wanted to thank all who made this trip possible. My Daddy was one of the veterans that made this trip. He was so thilled. It was so wonderful to hear the excitement in his voice. Daddy was in awe because people on the street was cheering them on. Of course, Daddy will always be our Hero. God bless all of you!
Mrs. Phyllis Terrell

Submitted by JackieT on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 5:12pm.

I just wanted to say a great big Thank You for all of those who helped to make the Nov, 12th trip to Washington for all those Fabulous Men. My Husband was one of the ones from Cartersville that went and he has not hardly stopped talking about it since. I think these guys have done a Wonderful job and I am proud to be the wife of one of those Veterans. Thanks again. Jackie God Bless You

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