It 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!