Sunday, October 13, 2013

Honor Flight: 87 year-old vet says he will risk arrest today to see WWII Memorial

World War II Memorial
Today figures to be a newsworthy day for patriots. The Million Vet March on the Memorials kicked off an hour ago on the National Mall.

And the Honor Flights keep arriving in Washington--including one from Montana.

From the Missoulian
An 87-year-old World War II veteran from Billings said he will risk being arrested if that’s what it takes to trespass into the barricaded National World War II Memorial.

"I don’t think it's legal," Stanley Dreyer said of the closed memorial. "I'd be really disgusted. … I might be on the side of mad."

Dreyer served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and has never seen the World War II Memorial, the national monument dedicated to all who served during that war.

He's hoping his once-in-a-lifetime moment has arrived. He’s been on a waiting list of World War II veterans hoping to travel to the nation's capital with Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.
The White House, according to the National Park Service, ordered the closing of World War II Memorial.

Related post:

(2012 video) World War II Honor Flight vets spontaneously greeted at Reagan National

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