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Sunday, October 12, 2008
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Last week, On Wednesday

Five Hundred of them arrived

They had been flown in to D.C.

An Honor Flight through the sky


Many of them in wheelchairs

Some of them are now blind

Flown to the WWII Memorial

To honor brethren of their kind


Old Jim, now 84-years old, was there

He had built bridges for Patton’s tanks

So was Albert, a valiant 88-year old Marine

He was at Pearl Harbor when those ships sank


And brave old Nick, 92-years young, had now flown in

He had waded into that surf, at Omaha Beach, on D-Day

And, of course, John, still a determined 85-year old Navy vet

Who had served on the Yorktown before it was lost after Midway


All five hundred of these extremely valiant World War II soldiers

Wore caps with their insignias and were able to honor those now gone

All of them said that this memorial was beautiful, as they now toured it

In unison, they all doffed their caps, for Taps, their most mournful song


And I sadly wish that my own father could have joined these brave men

He, like so many WWII veterans, died before this memorial was complete

Every day now, we are losing more and more of this truly valiant generation

The brave soldiers of this era – who fought on land, in the air, and on our fleet


And none of these valiant veterans of WWII could have made this journey

Without the assistance of Honor Flights, nonprofit programs across the USA

Which raise money and provide guardians for single-day trips to the Memorial

If you would like to help, please contact the Honor Flight group near you, today



©2008, Mr. Ed

The Honor Flight Network

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/14/2008

A grand tribute to those who served us well . . . wonderful write!

Best regards,

Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/13/2008
A great tribute to Heroes of an era when I was born
Several months ago The Social Club I belong to
Honored a member of the Tuskegee Airman
and It was presented and researched by one of our members
who also was an airman in Nam
Thanks Ed for your outstanding tribute to our heroes
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/13/2008

SONG LYRICS - "Where have all the young men gone? Gone to Graveyards, every one - When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"

Cannon Fodder for Warmongers who Don't GO? "Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die!" "All into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hundred..."

Valiant Heroes - not only the young men and women who went into battle, but also more millions who were back home keeping the Home-Fires Burning - my Dad was a rigger working at Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Company in Fairfield, MD. during the war, like thousands of others, producing the needed ships.

Others like "Rosie The Riveter" and millions of young ladies and women who spent thousands of hours as seamstresses, making uniforms, warm blankets, field jackets, et cetera. Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Neighbors, and even Strangers - writing and mailing millions of Letters to our Armed Forces Personnel - ALL Valiant Heroes during a Worthy Cause!

But - right now, is there truly a Worthy Cause - Blood for Oil in Iraq - and - Blood for Heroin in Afghanistan? Who is truly Profiting, other than the Warmongers?

How many of America's Sons and Daughters died in Viet Nam? And how many others Profitted on the Dope and Drugs which were Smuggled out of there?

If ever there was a need for The Monroe Doctrine to be Re-established, it is NOW!

TEN-HUT !!! Tom.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/13/2008
Such a beautiful tribute you have penned here.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/12/2008
I salute each and every one and thank them for their bravery and commitment, as I still do my father, his brothers, a variety of past co-workers and Robert's dad, still alive, who is also in his 80's. One of the missions we are on presently is to bring Robert's father to the memorial for him to see for the first time....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/12/2008
Do they bring in guys that served way before the "World Wars", like you...which was it now, Civil or revolutionary you participated in...ed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/12/2008
Beautiful and honorable tribute to our brave fighting forces, Ed! God bless the military, past, present, AND future!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 10/12/2008
This is always hard for me. I hate the thought of war but I realize that we will always have them to fight at least until God changes our hearts. I admire these men and pray for them.
God Bless,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/12/2008
A fine tribute and needed info about our brave military
Thanks for sharing Ed, you always stay so well informed!
Bless you!

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/12/2008
A wonderful and worthy tribute! Well done, ED!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/12/2008
A beautiful write Ed for such wonderful people. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/12/2008
You thoughts fly high with this beautiful tribute Ed, Bless You!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 10/12/2008
Yes! I remember it well and the young men who loss their lives fighting for our flag. They were proud to serve. Let's hope they did not die in vain. For the financial crisis does not look good at this time to continue to be Freedom for All to pratice their faith and to seek happiness under our flag. 'lil flower
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 10/12/2008
"And I sadly wish that my own father could have joined these brave men." Amen, my friend. My father fought alongside the American GIs in the Philippines. I hope those honorable men are well taken cared by those they fought for.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/12/2008
Ed, everyday few and few of them are left around, some forgotten a little all forgotten a lot from a government that don't have honored its promises since WWI, the war to end all the wars.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/12/2008
Fantastic write and a wonderful group indeed, I wonder if we have something similiar in Canada, I was to visit my cuz Rose in Ottawa, our nations capital, and while there she and her hubby took us to see the Canadian National War Museum...there were tears of pride in my eyes when we walked through that building for those brave Dad was also a WW II vet and my first book published was about his life during that war on the battlefields of Europe.
Reviewed by A PAX 10/12/2008
Touching poetry with valid points......when will the wars end :(
pax A
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/12/2008
Oh my,so very beautiful..well done dear man...HUgssss
Reviewed by Bonnie May 10/12/2008
My dream is for Jim's Dad to get there, we are trying to work it out. He was a pilot and 87 but lately lots of heath issues, This made me more determined than ever. Thank you for that. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/12/2008
what a beautiful tribute
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/12/2008
Beautiful tribute to heroes and those who honor them - now if only the government would ... well done, Ed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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