<strong>LOGAN -</strong> In May 2004 a memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. to honor the men and women who fought for freedom in Word War II. Local resident Steve Stowers says those men and women are now in their 80s and 90s and are dying at a rapid rate.
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_03_01_328_8829_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk show Friday</a>, Stowers said his brother is involved with Honor Flight, an <a href=”http://www.honorflight.org/” target=”_blank”>organization formed to help World War II veterans go back to Washington, D.C.</a> to see the memorial built in their honor. Stowers said Honor Flight was formed after retired Air Force Captain Earl Moorse. Moorse worked in a veterans clinic and made several interesting observations.
“He indicated that he would often ask these veterans if they had plans to go back and see that memorial erected in their honor,” Stowers explained. “Of course their response was always, ‘yes!’
“But he said he tracked that for several months and, looking back, out of 300 veterans he hadn’t seen a single one who had made it back.”
Although there is not an Honor Flight program in Utah yet, Stowers said there is a way to help this veterans project. A film entitled “<a href=”http://www.honorflightthemovie.com/” target=”_blank”>Honor Flight</a>,” which tells the story of the sacrifices and dedication of World War II veterans, will be shown to help raise money for this project.
The documentary movie will be shown Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Megaplex Stadium 8 Theater in Providence. The cost is $10 and Stowers said it will help pay for veterans to go back to see the memorial and for someone to be with them for that day.