Words matter, but never express the whole thing when we try to pay tribute to Americans who gave all in defense of our wonderful country. So I will just repeat the advice of Angelia Phillips, Gold Star mother and pro-troop activist- if you want to honor the fallen, help those who are here with us now – the families left behind, the recovering wounded, the veterans and the currently serving.
I had the good fortune a few years ago to observe the arrival of an Honor Flight at Reagan National Airport. Â This program provides recognitionÂ to the veterans of World War II, whose numbers areÂ sadly diminishing with time, who protected this country when civilization itself hung in the balance. When the flight came in, waiting passengers spontaneously burst into applause as the veterans deplaned. As is right and proper, because actions speak louder than words.
There are so many organizations who help our military. So if there is one that you would like to recognize this weekend, why not post a comment?
And now, just a couple of pictures from the Honor Flight….