History Flight

 

WATCH: History Flight returns a WWII Colorado vet home – Denverite

On Oct. 8, 2016, the nonprofit History Flight gathered the families of five WWII soldiers killed on the beaches of Tarawa, a crucial waypoint for Allied forces to enter the Pacific theatre. That morning they buried one of these soldiers, PFC Ronald Vosmer, near his parents and grandparents in Fairmount Cemetery. Vosmer was the the most recently buried of 23 identified bodies discovered in a mass grave at Tarawa. His homecoming means a closure for his family and the end of a 73 year-long mystery. Watch the video.

Warning: this video contains footage of human remains.

 

OUR FLAG...OUR ANTHEM

Friends, as you know I rarely post anything, but it is time for the silent majority to speak up! This is not a political thing. It is not Democrat nor Republican nor Tea Party nor Libertarian. It is not Liberal nor Conservative. It is Patriotism! And we are being slapped in the face by a few members of the NFL whose owners for whatever reason, condone, and in doing so, support un-American actions.

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald

Veterans Administration Secretary Robert McDonald meets with the American Legion at his office in Washington D.C. on October 28th to discuss the Legion’s position on the VA.

Pictured are (l to r) Louis Celli, Jr, National VA&R Director; Jake Comer, Past National Commander; Secretary Robert McDonald; National Commander Charlie Schmidt; Ralph Bozella, Chairman National VA&R Commission;  Dirk Levy, aide to National Commander.

Almost Sunrise

Alpine Bank has partnered with Marty Syjuco & Michael Collins, film makers of “Almost Sunrise, a film that follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey — a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. There is a large portion of the movie that takes place in Colorado, some of the major turning points for Tom & Anthony. 

This film offers a unique glimpse into veterans’ lives, provides hope for life after war and is important in increasing the American public’s understanding of the sacrifice and challenges that many of our veterans face.

See the trailer here

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