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Honor Flight 2009

Incredible trip with WWII vets to DC.

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    This incredible WWII vet is wearing his original uniform all day in DC. Pictured is his daughter and US Congressman Joe Wilson who was at the Cola Airport to see us off.
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    The beautiful WWII monument.
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    Mr. Big John Watkins. This is the man I was guardian for. He served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific during WWII. An amazing hero.
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    4000 gold stars each representing 100 American servicemen that did not come home.
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    The WWII monument with the Washington Monument in the backdrop. DC is a beautiful city indeed!
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    The respect these WWII vets get from everyone is visible.
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    At the WWII Monument...all the vets and guardians in front of the South Carolina section.
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    At the WWII Monument with the Washington Monument in the distance.
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    The Marine Memorial---also known as the Iwo Jima statue. No picture or typed words can describe the beauty of this piece.
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    A Hero's view---Mr. John Watkins, the hero that I had the privilege of being a guardian for looks out with emotion over the monument.
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    Big John Watkins sits alone emotionally reflecting on the 4000 gold stars behind him. Each star represents 100 Americans that never came home from serving during WWII.
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    A hero's view.....
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    The Iwo-Jima or US Marines Memorial. Each of the heroes in front served as Marines in WWII.
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    Honest Abe Lincoln looking out on DC.
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    The Lincoln Memorial. Much larger than you would think looking at it from a distance...
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    Arlington cemetery. 330,000 Americans are buried here. Calling it powerful does it a disservice.
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    The changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You've never seen that many people that silent and in awe of something so special.
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    One more picture of Arlington...incredible stories about how someone gets buried there. Imagine the heroes in this cemetery that was once the home of Robert E. Lee.