This was an amazing experience, and I only saw a sliver of it.
My grandfather, SSG William C. Perry, drove Sherman tanks in World War II through parts of Germany and France. On Wednesday, September 6, nearly 73 years later, he and my father flew to Washington, D.C. together as part of Honor Flight Bluegrass. It was the first time Paw-Paw had seen the National World War II Memorial. My sister, my kiddo, and I met them there as a surprise. Watching Paw-Paw view the memorial was a moment I’ll never forget.
None of this would have been possible had it not been for my husband and his grandson-in-law submitting Paw-Paw for the trip. The persistence and dedication he shows to his military career is no match to the love and commitment he gives to our families. Thank you so much, honey. I love you.
What’s more, WHAS11 News went with Honor Flight Bluegrass for the entire trip. Here’s their recap they posted this morning.
If you or a loved one is a veteran of any American war, you can also submit an application to take an Honor Flight. The price is free for the veteran, and a small donation is requested of the guardian who attends with them. Visit Honor Flight Network for more info.
That’s my 93-year-old grandfather on the cover! I’m so proud to be one of his granddaughters. 😊