HIGHLAND | Al Whitaker fought in World War II as a gunner for the Navy, yet his most devastating nightmare would come decades later when his doorbell rang on a cold winter's night on Feb. 15, 1969.
My father was a recent participant in the Honor Flight program in Washington D.C. It is hard to imagine, since the World War II Memorial is an open-air monument, why that would have been closed except as a way for the Obama administration to irritate as many people as possible during the shutdown.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club recently traveled to Midway Airport for the evening arrival of the Honor Flight Chicago return on Oct. 2.
On Aug. 7 this year, I was privileged to be selected to go on Honor Flight Chicago to Washington D.C. This flight is to honor WWII Veterans, to participate in a memorial service at the World War II Memorial and visit other historic sites. This was a day I will never forget.
LANSING | World War II veterans were welcomed for a special showing of "Honor Flight The Movie" at Showplace 12 in Schererville last week.
A packed theater of World War II veterans and family members enjoyed a documentary about the Honor Flight program.
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Friends George Christakis, left, 98, and Albert Terzes, 90, will take an Honor Flight today to Washington, D.C. The two served in the Army and Navy during World War II and will get to see that war's memorial and other monuments.
Friends George Christakis, left, 98, and Al Terzes, 90, will be taking an Honor Flight today to see the World War II memorial and other monuments in Washington, D.C.
For more than 70 years, Albert Terzes and George Christakis have been creating memories together.
Al Terzes, left, and George Christakis, right, are seen while on leave during World War II. The two men, who served in the Army and Navy, will take an Honor Flight today to Washington, D.C.
World War II Veteran Richard Yavenue, 87, of Thorton, Ill., right, is greeted by volunteers June 23 at Midway International Airport in Chicago. Yavenue could not take an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., but still received a return-home welcome at Midway.
MUNSTER | The snow was deep, the Germans wore white and an American lieutenant was up front barking orders.
World War II veterans and brothers Bob Berg, 90, left, Tony Berg, 92, center, and Harold Berg, 85, right, are welcomed home Wednesday to Chicago after their Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Brothers Bob Berg, 90, left, Tony Berg, 92, center, and Harold Berg, 85, are welcomed home Wednesday to Chicago's Midway Airport. Honor Flight Chicago flew the World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to tour the WWII Memorial.
World War II veterans and brothers Bob Berg, 90, center, and Tony Berg, 92, right, are welcomed home Wednesday at Midway Airport after their trip with Honor Flight Chicago to Washington, D.C., to tour the WWII Memorial.
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