Magical Moment #39

The Greater Portland Chapter was asked to sing at Portland International Airport early on Monday morning, October 16th, to the WWII and Korean War veterans traveling by Honor Flight to Washington D.C. There they would visit the various war memorials in the nation's capital and be honored in ceremonies for their service to our country. It was a thrill just to be there to meet these men and women who served the U.S.A. so valiantly.

One of those so honored by our chorus and the Honor Flight personnel was Dick Lennox, a 94-year-old lead singer in our chorus and a Marine pilot who taught men to fly at Corpus Christi, Texas, near the beginning of WWII. Dick sang with our chorus to all of the other vets, "God Bless America" and "The Battle Hymn of The Republic".

The response was a standing ovation by hundreds of travelers touched by the moment, followed by handshakes and hugs as the vets headed for security on the way to their flight.

Norman Lawson
Greater Portland Chapter member?

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