Thursday, May 2, 2013

Veterans honored by American Warrior program

Another great foundation that takes veterans, free of charge, to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. is American Warrior of Norwich, Conn.
A Connecticut World War II veteran is all smiles as family greets him on his return from the ninth American Warrior Connecticut Day of Honor in Washington, D.C., held Saturday, April 27. Photos by Christian Mysliwiec.

The latest trip was last Saturday, April 27.
One hundred World War II veterans - 98 men and two women - from 50 communities in Connecticut arrived at Bradley International Airport to depart on a chartered Airbus 320. With them were more than 100 volunteers and “guardians” – including a doctor and nurses on hand to respond to any medical need the veterans may have. The trip was free of charge to the veterans.
A hero's welcome awaited them upon their return home.  They were also sent hundreds of letters from elementary schoolchildren thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

Veterans were humbled by the experience, and shared their stories.

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