Mr. Barrons Goes to Washington

 Honor-Flight-Logo-TrademarkIt was an unprecedented honor for me to accompany about 80 other World War II veterans with about 120 leaders and guardians on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.  The weather on Saturday, Oct. 3, was cold and damp, but we got to visit the beautiful World War II memorial for the first time.  We also visited the spectacular Marine Corps Iwo Jima memorial and others. We were fed nicely and put up for 2 nights in a Hilton.  By far the biggest thrill for me was to meet my youngest daughter and her 2 daughters there and then, upon exiting the plane in San Diego to find my youngest son and his wife PLUS at least a thousand San Diegans there to greet and honor all of us also!  I couldn’t help it – I got terrifically choked up and could hardly speak to the TV cameras there!  I haven’t experienced patriotism like that, in truth, since America’s participation in that world wide war of the 1940’s!  GOD BLESS AMERICA!

About William Barrons

Born 1926, in Cadillac, Michigan, the oldest boy of fourteen kids. Survived the Great Depression and joined the Marines the day after I turned 17. Could hardly wait to go fight those nasty Nazis and Japanese. Served 2½ war years in the Marines. Got married, went to college, had kids, re-joined the Marines in 1949 - in time for the Korean War. Became a Marine Second Lieutenant but was a Platoon Commander only for a short while as my sick wife nearly died and I had to resign to care for my family. Became a Telephone equipment engineer with AT&T in Chicago. Then was a kitchen and home remodeling designer for 22 years. Retired at age 69 and began to research and write novels. At age 89, I’m still at it!