Honor Flight – A Deeply Moving Documentary
On Thursday night I had the opportunity to see a sold-out showing of “Honor Flight”. It was a deeply moving documentary about the Honor Flight program in Wisconsin, which is very similar to Honor Flight – Northern Colorado. I have have always had an appreciation for our veterans, but after seeing “Honor Flight”, my appreciation has grown stronger and deeper than ever before.
A big thank you to Lana Naibauer, who gave me the tickets for the show. She was an Honor Flight Guardian for 2 Korean War Veterans last September and is pictured above. The thing that Lana didn’t tell me is that one Kleenex wouldn’t be enough to watch the show. It is a 4 or 5 hanky movie. I honestly haven’t been so moved by a movie in ages.
“Honor flight” was so popular in Northern Colorado that a number of showings were added. They all sold out. Last night I learned that Hundreds of Larimer and Weld county veterans have made the “Honor Flight” journey since its first flight in 2008. Nine flights have taken over a thousand WWII veterans to Washington DC. Honor Flight – Northern Colorado has also taken Korean War era veterans, plus recipients of the Purple Heart from all wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan.