May 1, approximately 100 World War II veterans are taking an
day trip from CT to DC to see the memorial honoring them. This trip is
organized and provided by AmericanWarrior, which is a
nonprofit organization headquartered in Norwich. You can find their
website here: http://www.americanwarrior.us/index.html.
AmericanWarrior is looking for
DC-based volunteers to spend the day with the veterans make their “Day
Honor” one to remember.
portion of the Day of Honor starts with an amazing welcome ceremony at
Airport (which typically includes a water cannon salute, patriotic music
the NSO Brass Quintet, and lots of cheering and flag-waving from groups
soldiers, Boy Scouts, and other volunteer groups). The rest of the day
spent touring the monuments with the veterans - pushing wheelchairs,
water, taking photos, and listening to their stories. The main focus of
the day is seeing the WWII Memorial, but the trip organizers typically
some time to visit the other monuments and memorials as well.
The time commitment is roughly 10am -
6:30 pm on Saturday, May 1.
T-shirts, lunch, and plenty of water are provided.
Connecticut Society of Washington, D.C.