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Cliff Fejfar Retires From RMHF

Navy Vietnam Veteran Cliff Fejfar

One of the many joys of participating with Star Spangled Boomerang has been and continues to be the incredible people whom we have met.  Many Veterans who have served continue to lead by holding the torch for their fellow Veterans and their country.  Navy Vietnam Veteran Cliff Fejfar is a shining example of this way of life.

Navy Vietnam Veteran Cliff Fejfar

Recently, Cliff Fejfar retired from his volunteer position as Vice-President with Rocky Mountain Honor Flight.  His great energy and passion will be missed. rockymountainhonorflight.org/ Continue reading Cliff Fejfar Retires From RMHF

Rocky Mountain Honor Flight Takes Off

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Do you appreciate old-fashioned notions including honor and character?  Our WWII American veterans may not have realized their values and love of country would help shape the lives of future generations.  However, their contributions were crucial in overcoming injustice and tyranny.  Their efforts established our freedom and democracy.

Fortunately, some of these veterans who have been called, “the greatest generation ever,” are still with us.  Rocky Mountain Honor Flight continues to raise the finances to send these cherished Americans to Washington DC, to view the National WWII Memorial at no expense to the veterans.   www.rockymountainhonorflight.org. Continue reading Rocky Mountain Honor Flight Takes Off

RMHF Holiday Gathering

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December 4, 2015:  On this beautiful Colorado day, RMHF holiday gathering luncheon was held to welcome and honor once again, all of the Veterans who journeyed to Washington, DC in 2015.  Many new and old friends joined together for music, food, and conversation, including sharing the memories created on their scheduled trips.  When attending a Rocky Mountain Honor Flight event, there is a community that is created between Veterans, family members, RMHF volunteers, and other’s who participate.  It is a privilege to dialogue with the generation that molded a nation.

1204151050~2Mr. Sonny Coleman, a WWII Navy Veteran,  grew up in Denver and attended South High School.  When asked why he choose the Navy, he said his best friend, Dick Gomez was going into the Navy.  Mr. Gomez joined when his brother was killed in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 aboard the USS Arizona.  They joined together in hopes of maintaining their friendship while traveling overseas.  Sonny Coleman said he thoroughly enjoyed his trip with RMHF, and was glad he was able to attend. Continue reading RMHF Holiday Gathering

Rocky Mountain Honor Flight @ DIA

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AT DIA MAKING THIS WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION SUCH A SUCCESS!  And Congratulations to Rocky Mountain Honor Flight for making another Washington, D.C. visit happen for our WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans.  The amount of time, energy, and fund-raising  for the volunteers of RMHF to continue to provide these much deserved trips can be daunting.  If not for this all-volunteer organization, most of these Veterans would never see the memorials dedicated to them for their sacrifice and service. Continue reading Rocky Mountain Honor Flight @ DIA

Rocky Mountain Honor Flight: Welcome Home!

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Lots of excitement at DIA on Saturday night as the twenty two WWII and seven Korean war veterans returned home from their trip to Washington DC. The fanfare included service members from all branches, families, boy scouts, bagpipers, and even dogs.  The smiles and enthusiasm was contagious as the crowd waited for our heroes.

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Rocky Mountain Honor Flight: Upcoming Welcome Home Celebrations!

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“Rocky Mountain Honor Flight was created to transport our American veterans to Washington DC for two days of remembrance, honor and celebration of their service and sacrifice.  Top priority is given to our most senior veterans, our World War II heroes, as well as those veterans from all conflicts who may be terminally ill.  This journey is at no cost to the veterans.  Rocky Mountain Honor Flight is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.”

GOOD NEWS!  Two upcoming trips are scheduled from Denver International Airport.

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RMHF & Mary Haddon

 

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Mary, son Mike, and Tom Olsen (Stephen Brown Photography)

In 1941, over eighty percent of Americans owned a radio and were listening to the sounds of Glen Miller, the Andrew Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  A gallon of gasoline cost twelve cents, and for ten cents you could own Rita Hayworth on the cover of Life Magazine.

On December 7th of that same year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Americans to war after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2400 servicemen.  America answered that call. Continue reading RMHF & Mary Haddon