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Second Flight veterans experience Tomb of Unknown ceremony

Posted September 30th, 2008

Four World War II veterans participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The Second Buffalo County Hero Flight veterans discussed their experiences taking place in the ceremony.

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Amy Kroll
September 30th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

It’s so cool how Buffalo County came together to give the veterans the experince of seeing the Tomb of Unknown Ceremony.

Kent Lucas
October 1st, 2008 at 1:17 pm

I was honored to be an escort for my father (Charles Lucas) on his trip to Washington DC on the 2nd Hero Flight. Both my father and myself felt privilaged to receive this trip and honored to be one of the second group of Hero Flight members. We saw many exceptional sights and felt the tugging at our heart strings with the monuments and their meaning to our lives. I would like to thank Richard Pierce and his entourage for putting such wonderful events together for the vets and to those that helped in providing the funds needed by their donations. I also want to heartfully thank my daughter Angela Lawn for seeing to it that her grandfather got to be a part of this event and providing the funding for me to be able to be his escort. She is truely an Angel and a patriot. Thank You!

Patty Gibbs
October 3rd, 2008 at 9:00 am

First and foremost – GOD BLESS THESE GENTLEMEN!
Secondarily – GOD BLESS the organizers of the Hero Flights and those who showed their support through contributions.
My Daddy was a Marine, (we always referred to him as “Our Favorite Marine”). I know how much serving our Country meant to him. I am thrilled that these fine gentlemen were able to be honored in such an appropriate manner.
For the Escorts: Bless your hearts. You have received a wonderful gift as well, in being able to share this trip – Yet one more blessed priviledge given to you by your Favorite Veteran.
My Daddy would have been proud to know that the folks in Buffalo County have made such a difference in these Veterans lives.

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