Lighthouse Pointe Resident and WWII Veteran Visits WWII Memorial Thanks to Honor Flights
Veteran Gerald Miller, who calls Lighthouse Pointe in Chesapeake, Va., home, recently visited the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight. Gerald served as a boatswain's mate in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, and was in charge of deck seamanship, boat handling, weapons, and landing craft operations.
Honor Flight Network is a program that helps veterans visit the Washington D.C. memorials to honor their service by arranging complimentary travel itineraries. The program's inaugural Honor Flight took place in 2005, and now boasts 127 hubs in 41 states to cater to as many as veterans as possible.
On his first trip to Washington D.C. since 1971, Gerald was accompanied to the memorial by his sponsor, Anastasia Economou, who presented him with a plaque and photo album to commemorate the trip. During his visit, Gerald took in the Washington D.C. sights, toured the WWII Memorial, and met with other veterans. He was deeply touched by the number of people lined up to applaud the veterans for their service. Humbled, he kept asking, "What did I do?"
Since his return, he enjoys sharing the photo album and exciting experience with his fellow Lighthouse Pointe residents. Thank you for your service, Gerald!
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