We Salute Our Veterans
July 01, 2010
Recently, a local charity called Honor Flight paid tribute to WWII Vets with a special trip to our nation’s capitol. According to Honor Flight KC, “Honor Flight Network™ will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and very importantly, our senior heroes travel absolutely free.” They also say that, “we are losing WW II veterans at the rate of 1000 per day” A short time ago, the nurse, famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York’s Time Square in 1945 to celebrate the end of WWII, died at the age of 91.
This iconic photograph captures the spirit of the brave men and women who stepped forward to defend their homes, families, and beliefs against the hatred and intolerance that threatened to rob the world of its humanity. The Times Square Kiss became the symbol of joyous victory and optimistic times. The identity of the nurse in the photograph was not known until the late 1970s when Edith Shain wrote the photographer saying that she was the woman in the picture.
With the 4th of July just around the corner, take some time to stop and reflect on the sacrifice of those who willingly gave it all to keep our country free. If you'd like to know more about the Honor Flight Network™ or want to contribute to future flights go to http://www.honorflightkc.com.Tags: veterans