Honoring heroes

Posted on Oct 26 2017 in Noble REMC

Noble REMC member Ed Weisenburger, left, and son Chad (his guardian for the trip) pose at the Korean War Memorial during the latest Honor Flight.

Noble REMC member Rod Sieber and niece Margo Gogel, his guardian for the day, pause at the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization, with the help of many individuals and community supporters, makes it possible for our heroes to fly to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service.

Last month, about 85 veterans, along with their guardians, took part in the latest Honor Flight. Following breakfast at the Fort Wayne National Guard Base, the group flew to the nation’s capital. In D.C, they visited several memorials including World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, Air Force and the Women’s War memorials. Another highlight was Arlington National Cemetery where the group witnessed the changing of the guard and the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After a full day, participants flew back to the Fort Wayne International Airport where thousands of patriotic “fans” welcomed them home and thanked them for their service.

Noble REMC recognizes the sacrifice these veterans have made for us and we’re proud to stand behind them. Honor Flight is a well-deserved tribute to our veterans who bravely defended our country many years ago.

Kevin Dreibelbis, Noble REMC public relations and marketing director, followed the group throughout the day and took photos, including the ones shown here, for a book each veteran will receive commemorating the day. The books are sponsored by REMCs of northeast Indiana.