Letter: Thank you for serving our nation

By on December 3, 2009

I would like to give a big thanks to veterans for serving our country. Secondly I would like to thank the organization of Honor Flight Chicago, which took my grandfather and hundreds of WWII veterans to Washington D.C. for a day.

Not only did they take these veterans to D.C. for a day, the whole trip was no cost to them. Their day included going to the WWII memorial, other war memorials and points of interest in D.C. I believe this is such a wonderful thing to the men and women who have served us and kept us free.

I know personally that it made my grandfather so joyful to be able to see the memorial built to honor him and memorials built to honor others.

Honor Flight goes above and beyond. When the veterans land back at Midway they have a ceremony, which includes the Chicago Fire Department Bagpipers, all five branches of the service are represented, and other things to give the veterans a warm welcome home. You could see that this brought tears to the eyes of many veterans and their family and friends.

In all, I would like to give the veterans a big thanks for everything they have and continue do for us and for Honor Flight for honoring them.

Anna King
KHS student