I was fortunate to travel as a guardian with my 94-year-old father on the April 28 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. It was an honor to fly with these 67 veterans and their guardians and hear their stories of courage and bravery fighting for our freedom. I would like to thank Alan Perry and the volunteers, who put in countless hours behind the scenes preparing for the flight. What a tremendous job they did!
The welfare of the veterans on the trip was a top priority. Mr. Perry and the Honor Flight team went out of their way to meet their needs (and those of the guardians), whether it was water, snacks, wheelchairs, change in itinerary or accommodations. We also want to thank the people of Fresno County who came out for the send-off festivities and then waited over two hours due to our flight delay on our return home. It was a sight to behold as we came into the terminal to the hundreds of people (military and fellow citizens) saluting and cheering. What a "red carpet" treatment!
My dad, Bud Erickson (Visalia), and I are so grateful for the efforts put forth by the people of the Central Valley.
Nancy Lewis Larimer