It’s estimated that over 1,000 Americans who fought in World War II die everyday. In an attempt to honor and awe the remaining Veterans in Metro Detroit, a local couple from West Bloomfield, Dave & Carole Cameron have piloted an effort to send WWII Veterans to the National World War II Memorial located in Washington DC on an all expenses paid one day trip.
It’s called Honor Flight Michigan and it’s a non-profit organization that was formed to send all WWII Veterans to see their memorial, which was built in 2004.
The Veterans don’t pay for a thing on the organized trip – they’re shuttled to Metro Airport, flown to DC, trekked around to the memorials and even receive breakfast, lunch and a disposable camera to take pictures.
According to Honor Flight Michigan’s website, "The Memorial didn’t open to the public till 2004 when the youngest of WWII vets were pushing 80. Today, only 3 million of the 16 million who served are still alive.Time is running out to pay them one last tribute and treat them like heroes again if only for 1 day."
What an awesome way to honor some people who did so much for our country. For information on their events or how to donate, check out www.HonorFlightMichigan.com. Anyone aware of any other cool ways to honor our Veterans? Don’t forget, Veterans Day is November 11.