The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Letter to Editor

Dear Editor:

I wish to express my thankfulness of having joined the other WW II veterans on the November 9th jet flight from Moline to Washington, D.C. Not only because I have never been there before, but also the personal care "older" generations were given on and off the plane. Many were wheel chair bound.

A guardian was assigned to each of us. It happened that my guardian was a young lady who was also her father's.

The guardians took photos for us and made sure we were on the bus to the next stop.

The bus took us to almost all the memorial sights where we were given time to get off and get closer to them. One of our stops was at the beginning of the "Changing Of The Guard" but we were not allowed to take pictures. Only watch the ceremony.

I can't say enough about the whole trip and how fast the day went.

We left Moline that Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. and arrived at D.C. approximately 9:00 a.m.

We arrived back at Moline about 10:30 p.m. where we were given treats before being bussed back to our hotel.

I can't say enough about the whole program since, to my knowledge, it is supported by the many sponsors it has.

I do encourage the WW II vets to take advantage of the program. And I hope some day veterans of other wars will receive the same recognition.

Bill Knobbs

La Harpe