“Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.” ~ Sam Levenson
I went to Honor Flight Guardian training this evening. It’s such an inspiring program. The flight is a week from this Saturday, May 20th, which just happens to be Armed Forces Day. Each branch of the military used to have individual celebration days until 1949 when President Truman consolidated them into a single day; Armed Forces Day. It was first celebrated in 1950, and in 1961, President Kennedy declared it a national holiday, though it’s not a federal holiday. It’s always the third Saturday of May “…in order for citizens to unite and to honor our military heroes for their patriotic service in support of the United States of America.” There are nine other Honor Flights from around the country descending on DC on May 20th. Not counting the thousands of free-range vets that will be out and about, too, May 20th is going to be an action packed day for DC, and for us. I’m looking forward to helping mom’s dream come true. It’s an honor and privilege.