Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - (Page 21)

GREG SPARROW ‘Land of the free because of the brave’ MOLLIE BURROWS What a reception! A multitude of grateful onlookers welcomed Honor Flight Fayette’s veterans to Reagan National Sept. 15. Veteran Vincent Depaul Ghioto and his guardian and daughter, Deborah “D. J.” Perry, both from Stockbridge, receive warm greetings and thank-yous all along the way. some. A lot of these vets were ones we got from the national Honor Flight Network, guys who had applied within the last three years or so who had not had the opportunity to go. Altogether, we have taken about 485 vets on our seven trips. We had more than 600 applications on file. The difference is guys who were not physically able to go, family situations or, unfortunately, what even the expediency of our mission could not avoid, losing the vets. We had several pass on before they had the opportunity and several more after.” and two train trips in two years. “The smaller groups are more manageable,” says founder Larry Spears, of Baxley, noting they maintain a low vet-to-guardian ratio. Spears, a disabled Navy vet himself who cannot travel, says his wife, Marian, the tour director, goes on all trips. The most recent flight was Oct. 23, but the group has trips tentatively set for April 9 and May 21, 2011. Spears plans to continue taking veterans to the D.C. memorials “as long as there are veterans.” today. They are the ones who kept this great nation a world leader. On this Vererans’ Day, Nov. 11, do as the Honor Flight Network’s material states, “If you can read this, thank a teacher. Since you can read this in English, thank a World War II Veteran … before it’s too late!” Ann Austin Orowski, editor of GEORGIA Magazine, attended the Honor Flight Fayette trip Sept. 15 as a guardian for her father, Jim Austin, of Rome. More ® No apologies for our country’s heroism … An Honor Flight trip is perhaps the “last hurrah” for these aging vets, the only chance they will have to see the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice so that we may enjoy the freedoms we cherish Still flying Honor Flight Savannah, another hub in Georgia, caters to Southeast Georgia and the Beaufort, S.C., area. This group has taken 57 World War II vets on two flights BONUS Web-exclusive content web exclusive For more stories, photos and guardians’ comments about our World War II veterans and Honor Flight, see pages 21A-21B of the November 2010 digital edition at www.georgiamagazine.org! More online at www.georgiamagazine.org World War II veteran Raymond McClain salutes a great trip. 21 November 2010 ROGER MCCLAIN GREG SPARROW http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - November 2010

Georgia Magazine - November 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
A Tour of Honor
Making it Pay in Georgia
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - November 2010

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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 19)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 21A)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 21B)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - A Tour of Honor (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Making it Pay in Georgia (Page 26)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - My Georgia (Page 34)
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Georgia Magazine - November 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 36)
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