Veteran's Flight

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Every Year, Dublin A.M. Rotary sponsors a Veteran's Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The veterans visit war and service memorials, enjoy lunch, and trade stories about their experiences. It is a moving day for them! They then visit the Club on the Friday closest to Veteran's Day to tell us about their service.  Thanks to the generosity of our club pilots, who volunteer their time, planes, and fuel to thank our veterans for their service!

In 2012,the Club took 5 veterans to Washington DC to see war memorials, to meet each other, and to share their memories, in thanks for their service. The veterans were Jack Frambiss, Earl Burden, Pat Monohan, and Frank Kirk, and Tom Goebel.

Honor Flight Day is always one of the most inspiring and moving of our meetings. Let's see some videos of Club Member Dave Williamson presenting the story. Dave is the leader that day, but he is always eager to thank the Club's pilots, who donate not only their time and airplanes but also gasoline for that day, making theirs one of the most generous gifts we receive all year. Thanks, John Miller and Phil Yoder!

Here Dave introduces the veterans and John Duff read a letter from Tom Goebel, who could not join us at the meeting.

Here Dave reviews the trip itinerary and discusses going to the World War II Memorial:


In this video, Dave discusses their veteran's visit to the Korean War Memorial:

Finally (though this was not the end of Dave's presentation--ask him for more details. He's inspiring on this topic), in this video we hear about the visit to the Vietnam War Memorial.

Dublin A.M. Rotary does so much for so many, but our in-house Veteran's Honor Flight is surely one of the most gratefully received of all our programs.  The veterans, as we heard from Tom Goebel, are profoundly moved by the experience. The honor is ours to share with those who helped fight for our freedom and to free the world from a tyranny that we have never had to live, thanks to them.