Friends of the National World War II Memorial Chairman Ambassador F. Haydn Williams presents a wreath at the WWII Memorial on Memorial Day 2007. The WWII Memorial was formally dedicated in 2004. (Photo from Friends of the WWII Memorial website)
Do you know who is considered the Father of the World War II Memorial? On a recent trip to this National Memorial, RMHF answered the question. www.rockymountainhonorflight.org Continue reading WWII Memorial & RMHF
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.
Mr. 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
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
Robert Waples & Grandson Troy Bystrom
From the Colorado Patriot Guard Riders website:
“We don’t care what you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a “hawk” or a “dove”. It is not a requirement to be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your station in life is. You don’t even have to ride. All we require is that you show respect for those who have served our country. Continue reading Patriot Guard Riders by Robert Waples