Veterans

Letter | Thanks to paper, volunteers for Honor Flight success

May 26, 2014 

Enrico Montiglio is given notes, flowers, flags, handshakes and hugs in the final Honor Flight welcome home event at the Myrtle Beach International Airport on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / jblackmon@thesunnews.com

JANET BLACKMON MORGAN — jblackmon@thesunnews.com Buy Photo

In early 2010 I founded Honor Flight Myrtle Beach. Our first flight from Myrtle Beach was on 10 Nov. 2010. We took nearly 100 World War II Veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial that had been dedicated to them.

My wife, GG Cassels was the co-founder. Since then Walter Kollet and his wife Angela lead another six Flights and with more than 400 more World War II veterans, and nearly 100 Korean veterans. My wife and I owe them our greatest praise.

The real purpose of this letter to to let you know how much all of us who have been involved with Honor Flight sincerely appreciate how eagerly The Sun News came on board to help make a success of the seven total flights we have taken from Myrtle Beach. This entire effort was done by a team of dedicated people.

It is a wonderful tribute to all of the war veterans who live in or near Myrtle Beach. They all deserve much more than we can possible provide.

These members of the Greatest Generation grew up in the misery of the Great Depression. They rebounded and fought for our Nation . They deserve more than just our thanks, but Honor Flight helped to show how much today's America genuinely recognizes their sacrifices.

You and your organization sincerely are a major part of the success of Honor Flight Myrtle Beach.

The writers live in Pawleys Island.

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