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Honor Flight Chicago 2013 Galleries

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Guestbook for All Photographs
14.Darline(non-registered)
I don't know why I waited so long to come to an Honor Flight event. It was something to see! The vets were smiling, waving and shaking hands. Their escorts were members of the Great Lakes Naval Base. The Honor Guard, band and Chicago Fire Department Bag Pipe Corps added to the excitement. What a tribute! The Honor Flight team does such a great job of organization. So many details to manage! I'm proud to have been on the parade route.
13.Lucy(non-registered)
This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your All Photographs section. From the comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.
11.Marilyn McCaulley(non-registered)
I am extremely fortunate that I could accompany my dad, Kenneth Rapalee, on the 11-2-11 flight. I can not describe the power of this day. What an amazing celebration and tribute. Thank you so much to the volunteers for creating this incredible day. The smiles and tears of the veterans are the most valuable reward there is. My dad doubted that he would ever be able to make this trip. Thanks to you, his dream came true. (And mine for being able to share this with him.)

Most sincere thanks to all of you on this Veteran's Day.

Marilyn McCaulley
10.Mary & Jay Cawley(non-registered)
We have known Virginia Gary for over 4 years and until recently she never talked about her
military experience. She is to be honored and commended for her service. You would never know what a great
lady she is to listen to her. Modest in every way. So typical of the World War 11 vets. Way to go, Virginia
9.Denise De Hesus(non-registered)
On June 7, 2011, my father, John S. De Hesus, made his Honor Flight. Dad was the 2nd oldest vet on the flight. My 30-year old son acted as his guardian. Both had the most wonderful, memorable and emotional experience. Like many WWII vets, when Dad returned from active duty (in the Philippines) he was eager to resume his life with his young family. He rarely spoke of overseas experiences. While Dad enjoyed seeing the memorials in DC, and getting to know his fellow vets on the flight, the welcome home reception was the topper. He's a "meet and greet" kind of guy, so he was pleased to shake hands and be kissed and photographed by all of the well wishers. He was surprised to see some family friends in the crowd, including a past commander from his hometown American Legion Post (of which, he also is a past commander), but it was the spirit of strangers that had him awestruck! This trip was all the more memorable having been shared with this grandson, who was visibly emotional making his way through the crowd at Midway. He would like to make another trip as a guardian to help make this journey possible for our veterans. As a participant in the welcome home reception, I can only describe it as better than 10 Christmases! Sincere thanks to all the volunteers, guardians, donors and well-wishers who make Honor Flight a chance-of-a-lifetime experience for our vets.
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