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Jack Moore On Honor Flight

Jack at the Honor Flight Tri-State Welcome Veterans Center

"Thank you for sponsoring me for the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on June 13th.  It was not only an Honor Flight, but a greater honor to be selected for the trip."  These are  some of the expressions of gratitude by Julian Carroll "Jack" Moore as he spoke at the Green River NSDAR dinner meeting on June 18th. 

Jack had been accepted to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. by the Honor Flight Tri-State  out of Cincinnati, Ohio on June 13, 2012.  His guardian was Doloris McKinney, who escorted him to Cincinnati and on to Washington.   Jack said, "The other honor was having Doloris as my escort.  You couldn't have chosen a better person.  Thank You."

Julian C. "Jack" Moore,  and his Guardian, Doloris McKinney on the flight to Washington, D.C.
They had to arrive at the Cincinnati Airport by 6:00 a.m., for 8:00 a.m., departure and were greeted with a warm welcome of, "Thank you for what you did for our country."  They had more well wishers as they boarded the plane and when they taxied out to the runway, two fire trucks gave them a salute by spraying water in an arch over the plane. 

Jack gave a minute-by-minute description of the day's activities in the caravan of three buses carrying the 179 passengers from Cincinnati.  The first stop of the tour of D.C. was the World War II Memorial where a large High School Band was playing patriotic selections for their enjoyment.  Lots of photos were made.  Sports groups and families approached him all day wanting to talk and make their pictures with him.  He enjoyed the attention, so much.

Jack paused to have his photo made with a girls hockey team.
Other stops during the day included the memorials of :  Korean War, Vietnam, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Iwo Jima, with just a view of the Lincoln Monument as they passed by.  Flying out of Dulles airport, they stopped at the Holiday Inn for, "a very delicious buffet." 

They arrived back at the Cincinnati Airport to a large welcoming group of women and children shouting, "Thank you for what you did for our country!"  He asked one mother if they were from Covington and she said they were from Lexington. He was impressed.  

Thank You, Jack.  We Love You.

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Submitted by Christine Coleman, Green River DAR



All i can say is AWESOME thank you Both what an honor

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