80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines partner to bring WWII Veterans back to Normandy for the 78th Anniversary

Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines partner to bring WWII Veterans back to Normandy for the 78th Anniversary The Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines have partnered to bring WWII veterans to Normandy, France to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Chartering a Boeing-767, Delta will fly these honored guests to Normandy where they will be recognized and celebrated. As [...]

Pearl Harbor 80th – Day 7

PEARL HARBOR 80TH - DAY 7 December 8th, 2021Our final day on island included a tour of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). DAY 7 December 8th, 2021 Our final day on island included a tour of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Punchbowl serves as a memorial to honor those men and women that served our country and who [...]

Pearl Harbor 80th – Day 6

PEARL HARBOR 80TH - DAY 6 December 7th, 2021 "December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked… no matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.” DAY 6 December 7th, 2021 On this [...]

Pearl Harbor 80th – Day 5

PEARL HARBOR 80TH - DAY 5 December 6th, 2021We thank everyone for welcoming us with open arms and aloha! DAY 5 December 6th, 2021 An amazing and impactful morning as we split up into three groups and visited a grade school, middle school and high school on the island. Character development is a big focus with our education initiative, so our veterans were ecstatic to tell their [...]

Pearl Harbor 80th – Day 4

PEARL HARBOR 80TH - DAY 4 December 5th, 2021“This is the one I got for saving someone’s life” - Jack Myers speaking about his bronze star. DAY 4 December 5th, 2021 Lunch on the deck of the USS Missouri today, which was the site of the official Japanese surrender of World War II. A really cool experience for many of our veterans to return that had spent [...]

The TODAY Show – Pearl Harbor survivors gather for 80th anniversary of attack

The Today Show - Pearl Harbor survivors gather for 80th anniversary of attack Of the millions of Americans who fought in World War II, fewer than 2 percent are still alive. Some of them have made the trip to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii this week for solemn remembrance on the 80th anniversary of the attack. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports from there for TODAY. [...]

Pearl Harbor 80th – Day 3

PEARL HARBOR 80TH - DAY 3 December 4th, 2021 We had a great morning on Oahu as we toured Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Airfield. Then it was off the Honolulu for our block party. DAY 3 December 4th, 2021 Great morning on Oahu as we toured Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Airfield. Wheeler was the primary target and site of the first attack [...]

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