Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-28-2019, 03:04 PM   #1
Don
Senior Member
 
Don's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,003
Default Honor flight

Not auto related but good info!!!
Just got back from Washington DC (sat) where I went on Honor flight of KY,
There were 74 Vets and there guardians,one of my best days in many a year,got to see all the memorials to the veterans,changing of the guard at unknown soidier,etc,really awesome day,if you vets havenít gone you need to check it out before itís to late.just google honor flights in your state!!!!
__________________
DON P
Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2019, 05:29 PM   #2
1952henry
Senior Member
 
1952henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,121
Default Re: Honor flight

I'm glad you got to go. Thank you for your service.
__________________
I dig coal.
1952henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-29-2019, 09:05 AM   #3
rosenkranswa
Senior Member
 
rosenkranswa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malvern, PA
Posts: 334
Default Re: Honor flight

Marvelous organization, there is a very interesting movie made about the Honor Flight we saw at the local theater a couple years ago.
__________________
Wayne @ Barb
Malvern

'19 T Speedster
'26 T Touring
'29 A Roadster
'30 AA Stakebed
'30 A Pickup
'30 A Town Sedan
'31 A Station Wagon
'38 Columbia Girls bike (WWII)
'40 Elgin Boys bike (WWII)
'42 Super Deluxe Tudor
'42 Willys MB Jeep
'43 Willys MBT Trailer
'43 M3A4 Hand Cart
'43 Harley Davidson 42WLA with sidecar
rosenkranswa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 12:33 PM   #4
amodel25
Senior Member
 
amodel25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Crowley, TX
Posts: 306
Default Re: Honor flight

My late Dad, a WWII Navy Veteran took the flight from Dallas, Texas about 10 years ago. When he got back, he talked and grinned non-stop for a week!
amodel25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 12:45 PM   #5
JSeery
Senior Member
 
JSeery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 12,286
Default Re: Honor flight

My father went a few years ago and truly enjoyed it!
JSeery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 04:35 PM   #6
TomT/Williamsburg
Senior Member
 
TomT/Williamsburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Posts: 2,189
Default Re: Honor flight

My 95 year old Dad (and still going strong) went a few years ago - he’s a WWII veteran one-arm amputee and really liked it. He said it was a very humbling experience.....
TomT/Williamsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 05:02 PM   #7
RalphM
Senior Member
 
RalphM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: Honor flight

Tom,
Sounds like meeting your Dad would be a very humbling experience. Tell him I said thank you!
And thank you too Don, and all veterans.
RalphM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 05:15 PM   #8
chap52
Senior Member
 
chap52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marana Arizona
Posts: 1,359
Default Re: Honor flight

I was blessed to meet a gentleman and his wife the other day outside a restaurant here in Tucson, Arizona. They loved my "A" and he told us that he was nearing his 97th birthday. He had been a tail gunner for 35 missions in a B-17, shot down once and had to bail out over Spain.
These folks were heading home to San Diego after a visit with family. He was a sharp as a tack, still driving and shared how he was going to get an "Honor Ride" when he got back home.
These folks are a treasure and anytime you meet one you realize that in a few years they will all be gone. Still a few Korean vets around a good number of us Nam vets are still standing. It won't be long before we are the dwindling group.
Thank you to all and there families for their service, and God Bless! Chap
chap52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 05:46 PM   #9
VeryTangled
Senior Member
 
VeryTangled's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: (Not far enough...) Outside of DC
Posts: 2,496
Default Re: Honor flight

Hi Everyone, Here's the Internet Movie Database entry on the movie about Honor Flight.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2329758/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Amazon Prime for free, Netflix DVD only as of this writing.
__________________
-Jeff

Sorry I'm such a pill, but why not support the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum?

My avatar courtesy of 41ford1. Pic is him and Ol' Ron pondering life's questions.
VeryTangled is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.