Cheri Jacobus's wonderful post about the World War II vets

Leave it to the vets to rise above the small politics of the moment and remind us about what is important. I saw clips of the Honor Flight moment and clapped my hands as I watched them on television. My father served at Bastogne, Belgium, and if he were here today, he would have been storming past the barricades with them.

I am very familiar with the Honor Flight people. They are a tremendous group, and if anyone is looking for a patriotic holiday gift, I would bring the Honor Flight Network to people's attention. 

Several summers ago I was at the WWII Memorial when Bob Dole was present, as he often is. I saw a group of Honor Flight people and chatted with them for a few moments, alerting them that former Sen. Dole (R-Kan.) was present and walking them over to say hello. The scene that followed looked like Mick Jagger at a Rolling Stones concert.

I thank Cheri for her wonderful post, and wish her Uncle Bud and all the vets well!