Leaders with Ginni Thomas: World War II veterans’ Honor Flight Network

Ginni Thomas | Contributor

Jim McLaughlin is the chairman of the board of the Honor Flight Network.

McLaughlin’s privately funded organization helps World War II veterans come to the nation’s capital to see the war memorial built in their honor. There, the quiet and humble warriors remember the history they lived through, with honor and emotion.

So far, over 81,000 World War II veterans have flown to Washington — at no cost to themselves — with the help of the Ohio-based Honor Flight Network.

McLaughlin recently spoke with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about the importance of the program, some special moments he has experienced at the memorial, how ordinary citizens can help out and much more.

Click the links below to fast-forward to each question:

What is the Honor Flight Network doing?

Describe the typical World War II veteran and the significance of the war

If a veteran can’t make it here, what is he missing, and what can you do?

How was this program conceived?

How does the Honor Flight Network work?

How can ordinary citizens help out?

What is the best part of this job for you?

What are some special moments here at the memorial?

For more information:

http://www.honorflight.org/about/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlMPlPas5kY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSF0S50c9c0
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