World War II veteran and Hospice patient, 94-year-old Mrs. Amelia Jones departed last Friday morning on the Honor Flight Savannah trip to Washington DC.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect upon their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Mrs. Jones served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp from 1942 to 1945. When asked about the trip to Washington, she replied “It was a wonderful trip. Several monuments were there when I left in the 80’s,” she said “but now there are more monuments added. It was quite an experience.” What she enjoyed most was how nice everyone was to her. “It was a valuable experience,” she said.
Honor Flight Guardian Priscilla Walker said “the best part of the trip was to see Mrs. Jones eyes light up like a child in a toy store as she toured the monuments.”
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation, and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.