Honor Flight The Movie, Facebook

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.