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Letter: Contributions help WWII veterans see Washington, DC
Breeding, KY, veteran Paul W. Kirby calls for donatons for those who are owed so much
Dear Friends, Fellow Vets, and Families:
As you know the spring weather is about here. I want to ask for your help at this time (just a little ) and if you can't I will understand.
Last year on September 10, 2008 I took a trip to Washington, DC. it was the first time for me, and I really want to say it was very heartfelt trip. I was a Honor Flight Guardian that helped World War II Veterans to visit and see the Monument that was built in their honor, but the problem is that most of the Veterans will never be able to see it unless we help.
Every day there is approximately 1200 WWII Veterans dying. Most of them are in the middle 80 year old range to middle 90's . Due to their age we can only book the flights in Spring into early Fall seasons.
But this is the kicker: This is all done by donations and not by any WWII Veteran. Their money is not wanted; because it's for them. We owe them that much.
I am doing this on my own because I think it is for a good cause. I have several uncles who passed away and were not able to go and to me they were my Heroes.
On my trip on September 10, 2008, there were two who were on our list who passed away prior to going. Their spots were filled with Veterans on the list.
We are trying to get more Airline space and help so we can take more at one time.
The Honor flight Guardian pays for his or her own way. The cost is $250.00. This pays for everything unless you want to buy something else for you or your Veterans. The Guardians help to watch and to take care of the Hornored Vets by helping push wheel chairs, getting their food, etc.
The Honored Veteran pays for nothing at all. On the trip there will be nurses to assist if needed, and wheel chairs, etc.
If you want to donate, any amount is welcome,
Make checks out to:
Honor Flight Blue Grass Chapter
Send to me at:
Paul W. Kirby
363 Orbin Branham RD
Breeding Ky. 42715 -8428
P.O. Box 43986
Middletown, KY 40253-0986
The web page is; web: honorflightbluegrass.com. Check it out!
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