Today we got wonderful news! The bf's sister received news that their grandfather has made it to the top of the wait list for Honor Flight Chicago. (On a side note, the bf's sister served in the Navy and continues to serve in the Reserves while her husband served as a Marine.)
Honor Flight Chicago works to give WWII veterans a chance to go to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial on a flight with other veterans. The vets receive a heroes welcome both in Chicago where they fly out of Midway and when they land at Dulles. The bf's grandfather was a fighter pilot in the war and we are fortunate to have both recorded accounts of his service from a history project as well as a written record.
This video shows how wonderful the organization's work is, but make sure you have tissues handy while you watch it!
This is such a worthy organization and I am so glad to have found it through such fabulous news!