Friday, July 27, 2018

Heroes Never Fade Away

Break out the tissues as these WWII vets get to step back in time.

The National WWII Museum posted the video on its Facebook page along with this statement:

This morning at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the Victory Belles serenaded departing Gary Sinise Foundation #SoaringValor WWII veterans. A total of 30 are headed home after a visit to the Museum. Safe travels home to all!


Anonymous said...

There needs to be a Bing Crosby/Les Paul duo doing “It’s Been a Long, Long Time”

Anonymous said...

God Bless our nation's finest generation. . .

Anonymous said...

God bless America's Greatest Generation.


Anonymous said...

Really cool!

Love to buy those guys a big steak and a beer.

Anonymous said...

God Bless our soldiers! We are taking better care of them now than ever before. Big league!

Anonymous said...

I think about men like this, and the few that I personally knew, and then I think about the “men” of today. People like the hover board bandit, the idiots involved in little Kingston’s death, people who are ashamed of the sex organs they were born with, people who are too afraid of using a triggering phrase, guys that are so “tough” that they can grow big beards and drink beer that tastes terrible, grown men that don’t know how to work a pump or a bolt action, and I really wonder if in a few more generations we will have enough true men to still sow fear in our enemies...

Anonymous said...

Fish, this piece is one of many that you post regularly. No media vehicle in Jackson brings the public such pieces of value. Thanks

Anonymous said...

In 2013 I was blessed to be able to accompany my father on a MS Honor Flight. To this day I get emotional when I think about how awe-inspiring these venerable vets were treated. From the time our flight left Gulfport, to arriving at the DC airport, throughout our time in DC, to leaving the DC airport these deserving men and women were treated as royalty; choirs sang patriotic songs, people of all ages waved flags and proudly voiced their 'thanks', each veteran received packets of 'thank-you-for-your-service' letters from friends/family and from complete strangers.

Also making this trip memorable: this was the first day of the federal government shutdown and barricades surrounded the group's first and main destination - the WWII War Memorial. This veteran group made national news as the group who removed the insipid barriers and 'opened' this open-air memorial.

Anonymous said...

My father was a B-24 pilot in the pacific theater. I was blessed and fortunate to be able to meet his entire crew. As has been said these men and women are the greatest generation. So few of them are left.

Pop was the last surviving member of his crew. We lost him 12 minutes in to fathers day 2015.

Anonymous said...

My father also fought in the Pacific.....for two years. Volunteered. Most of the "men" there were 17-25 years old at most with a few gunny sergeants over thirty. Boys today aren't expected to grow up at all, and please - certainly don't play football - you might be made to feel uncomfortable with all the new rules like "Unnecessary Blocking" and "Excessive Tackling", etc.

Anonymous said...

My dad and 5 of his brothers, all fought in WWII. He's now 94 and I take him down to NOLA every time he comes to visit. That museum is first rate, and they treat the vets with the utmost care and respect.

Anonymous said...

10:33, when and where did you serve?

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