is a program that is dedicated to paying a small tribute to those who gave so much – a memorable, safe, and rewarding tour of honor – visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice in Washington D.C..
This fall, TorHoerman Law is honored to recognize the service of one our own – Bob Weishaupt, a veteran and father to Sue Tanney, a member of our medical team. Bob Wesishaupt was in the Army serving as a Cannoneer and then as a member of the Military Police.
On Tuesday September 13th, Bob and Sue (as his guardian) boarded an airplane in Springfield, IL at 6am and spent the next 15 hours touring the World War II Memorial, the Memorial for the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum, Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.
Although only a select few can participate in the Honor Flight, it is well worth every American’s time to experience the welcome home party for the “Greatest Generation.” Upon returning to the Springfield airport, Bob was able to experience a welcome home he was not expecting – family, friends, Veterans and other Americans lined the concourse waving flags and dressed in patriotic colors, helping the returning vets feel like heroes one more time.
will help you understand the experience of the unassuming and patriotic Veterans passing through the corridors of the airport as they are given the heroes welcome they deserve. However, nothing beats the patriotic and emotionally uplifting feeling of being there first hand. To experience this, check your local chapter’s website.
Honor Flight operates thanks to the donations from generous Americans. TorHoerman Law is honored to have been able to help Bob Weishaupt experience this day and we encourage all American's donate even just a little bit so that all 2 million members of the U.S. military still alive today that served during World War II can experience the same day of thanks.
to Honor Flight, follow the link here.
Sue was kind enough to share a number of pictures from their once in a lifetime trip. Below you will find pictures of Bob and Sue at the WWII Memorial, a picture of Illinois' delegation of "the Greatest Generation" at the WWII Memorial and a picture of Bob honoring his brother-in-law, Elden, who they sadly lost 10 years ago. Elden was a Korean War Veteran.
Posted on Sep 27, 2011 in THL Giving Back