Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One More Mission

Today was the first Wyoming Honor Flight for Cowboy State veterans, the national program that flies WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial and other nearby national landmarks free of charge.

Wyoming Business Council CEO Bob Jensen took time to escort a team of Wyoming vets on the trip. The group gathered this morning with state, city, and military officials for a send-off ceremony in Cheyenne.

The last time this gritty group of warriors stood shoulder-to-shoulder the fate of the nation rested on their backs. This time, nearly 60 years after the climax of World War II, these same men and women came together again, shoulder-to-shoulder, to celebrate their service.

With round trip boarding passes, a few carry-ons and the well wishes of more than 200 friends, family members and supporters, about 110 World War II veterans from Wyoming prepared to board a plane from Cheyenne to Washington D.C., to visit the monument built on their collective sacrifice.

While in Washington, the veterans will be recognized at a banquet and be present for the memorial’s wreath laying and flag ceremony

The veterans will return to Cheyenne Regional Airport tomorrow.

Stay tuned for Bob's account of the trip.
(by Matt Cox, Marketing & PR, WBC)

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