World War II veterans are a dying breed. At the rate of 1000 per day, soon they will all be gone, a memory of the Greatest Generation that ever lived. There is but a short window of time that remains to show the WW II veterans our deep appreciation for the sacrifice they made to keep us safe and free. That is why Honor Flight was born.
Honor Flight was created to give veterans an amazing journey to the National World War II museum, where they can meet, reflect and receive the honor that they are due! As that generation of heroes disappears, the wonderful men and women who fought in the Korean War and Vietnam War will follow in receiving the trip of a lifetime!
Retired Air Force Captain Earl Morse knew something had to be done. The National World War II Memorial was built in Washington DC, right on the National Mall. It opened for public viewing in April of 2004 and was officially dedicated on May 29, 2004 along at grand 4-day celebration reunion of World War II veterans.
"I Fought For You"
World War II Veterans have also been honored by an unlikely young team: Josh Pies and Andrew Manzano. These young men "fell-into" creating a compelling video-short that utterly surprised them -- and everyone else -- by going viral on the internet. Following it's first release it had over 5 million views in more than one posting on YouTube and over 706,000 views on SermonSpice. That was just the first time around.
Making of "I Fought For You"
Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Both Memorial Day and Veterans Day are far more than a day off from work or school. They are days set aside for us to show appreciation for those who have served in our military and sacrificed so much.
Memorial Day became an offical national holiday in the USA in 1971. Prior to that it was known as Decoration Day, established shorly after the Civil War to honor those who gave their lives fighting for our country.
Veterans Day honors those who have fought to keep America safe and free.
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