Skokie Resident Manny Bud Honored With Trip to World War II Memorial
Skokie resident Manny Bud was the recipient of an "Honor Flight" in September, 2008, which took him on a whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial in honor of his service to the nation during that war. Photos of the trip can be found at http://honorflightchicago.org/9172008photojournal.html.
World War II Memorial
Bud is among veterans honored by "Honor Flight Chicago," which makes trips possible to the nation's capital to visit its memorials. The vets spend one day flying to and from Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII, Korean, Viet Nam and Iwo Jima Memorials as time allows.
Honor Flight Chicago is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded in 2007 by several Chicagoans who determined they wanted to honor veterans – especially WWII vets -- whose courage and determination still echoes down the years. In addition to its trips, it encourages fans of veterans to write letters of thanks for their service. Manny Bud received a letter of thanks from the Skokie Public Library's Talking Books Discussion Group, which has been posted on Skokienet at http://skokienet.org/node/14154. "You brought and continue to bring honor to yourself, your family, your fellow man, and the country that you so graciously and faithfully served and represented. For this, we thank you," the letter reads.
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