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May 12, 2013

WW II vets welcomed by airport passengers

I was in National Airport in DC yesterday and came upon this scene. The vets are being welcomed by passengers waiting for planes and by people who came especially for the event. It’s a trip sponsored by the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit that brings vets to DC for free to see the memorials and sights. It was a genuinely heartwarming scene. For all the books I’ve read about WW II and the movies I’ve seen, I still can’t imagine what it took to serve.

BTW, Honor Flight’s page — HonorFlight.org — warns us not to be confused by HonorFlight.com. That’ll teach you: If you’re a .org, grab the .com for another $15/year.

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November 8, 2009

$11 for Veterans Day

An unusual coalition is backing the http://eleven-eleven.org, trying to get 11 million Americans to each contribute $11 for veterans programs. It’s sponsored by BeyondTribute.org, and has been endorsed by Joe Trippi (the strategist behind the Howard Dean campaign) and John Hinderaker of the Republican Powerline blog.

The groups to whom the money will go are:

You can contribute your $11 here. [NEW NOTE: The widget I had included was hanging my site, so I removed it :( ]

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