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Our Chairman Emeritus, Harry Hope, turns 90 this week! We were delighted to celebrate him with a birthday parade today complete with the Patriot Guard, Monarch EMS, Creve Coeur Police Department, Honor Flight volunteers and the Patriot Training Foundation! We celebrate you today and every day, Harry! Thanks for being such an inspiration and a true patriot. Please join us in wishing him a Happy 90th Birthday!

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Happy birthday

HAPPY 90th Harry from BOTH of us!! Cheryl & Kent Cooper

Happy birthday Harry! Thank you for your service โค๏ธ

Love Harry, happy birthday my friend

Happy Birthday Harry!

Happy 90th birthday to you! God bless you and thank you for your service!

Happy birthday Harry

Happy Birthday Harry!!

Happy Birthday Harry!!!

Happy Birthday and thank you for your service sir!

Happy Birthday Harry & many more ๐Ÿ’“

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Today, we surprised Korean War veteran, and our Chairman Emeritus, Harry Hope, on his 90th birthday, with a parade to his house. Harry is a survivor of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, and is one of our founders. Thanks to the Creve Coeur Police and Fire Departments and the Patriot Guard Riders for escorting us.

Today, we surprised Korean War veteran, and our Chairman Emeritus, Harry Hope, on his 90th birthday, with a parade to his house. Harry is a survivor of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, and is one of our founders. Thanks to the Creve Coeur Police and Fire Departments and the Patriot Guard Riders for escorting us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday.

Did he mention that he met us on Friday. We were on a bus trip with him and his wife Terry. They are fun couple

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Harry!!!

Happy Birthday Harry๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

Happy Birthday Harry!

Happy Birthday!๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ

Happy birthday! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Oh Harry, you are my hero. Happppyyyyy Birthday

Happy Birthday Harry๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿค—

Happy Birthday Harry!

Happy Birthday Harry ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Happy birthday Harry! Mr. Tootsie Roll! Honored to salute you!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Happiest Birthday Mr. Hope!! Thank you for your service, and hope today is full of blessings with many more to come!!!

Happy birthday Mr. Hope. Thank you for your service to our country. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Greater St. Louis Honor Flight thank you for all you do to recognize the service of our veterans to the country.

Happy Birthday, Sir. โค Thank you for your service. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Happy birthday!! Thank you for your service! Was an honor to meet you oct 1, 2019

Happy birthday Harry!

Happy Birthday Harry! Wish I could have been there to celebrate you

HaPpy BiRtHdAy, Harry!!! I sure missed being there to help celebrate you!๐Ÿ’–

Birthday Blessings, Harry! Will catch up with you in November.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

Happy Birthday Harry. So honored to know you. God bless you. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy birthday to Harry!!

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Ralph Goldsticker is a 99-year old World War II veteran who was a bombardier on a B-17 and flew 35 combat missions, including two on D-Day. He took his Honor Flight in 2011. Yesterday, he got to fly in the cockpit of one of only two remaining air-worthy B-29 bombers. Ralph is a true American hero and we are proud that he is  one of our Ambassadors.

Ralph Goldsticker is a 99-year old World War II veteran who was a bombardier on a B-17 and flew 35 combat missions, including two on D-Day. He took his Honor Flight in 2011. Yesterday, he got to fly in the cockpit of one of only two remaining air-worthy B-29 bombers. Ralph is a true American hero and we are proud that he is one of our Ambassadors. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for your service Mr. Goldsticker!! We are forever grateful!!!

Amazing man and American Hero! Thank you!

Terrific story! Thank you Ralph!

Thank you for your service, Mr. Goldsticker

Thank you for your service. Caught the B29 flying over Saint Albans on Thursday.

I believe I saw it on Saturday. I was in eureka with my mom and she said that looks like a B-17 that her uncle flew on as a gunner. Wow.

Thank you for your service to this great country Mr. Goldsticker.

If anyone would like to learn more about WWII from a veteran, my Dad, Ralph Goldsticker, gives presentations to groups about his experiences flying European bombing missions. If interested feel free to DM me and I will connect you with my Dad.

Grant Fritz this is what you saw

Thank you for your service!

Judy this fine gentlemen is our neighbor! A true American hero!!

I'm glad the weather held off. I can't wait to hear the story

I salute you brother .

Thank You so much for your service and helping to keep us all free! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Go Ralph!

Thank you for your service Sir ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทโค๏ธ!!!

Thank you for your service, Ralph. God bless.

Thank you for your service to our great country!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

That is so awesome! Thank you for your service Mr Goldsticker!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

How awesome! Thank you so much for your service, sir!!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ♥๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

That’s amazing! How exciting!!

Wow! So cool.

That's so awesome!!

Love it!!

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Celebrate freedom today. Celebrate those who maintain our freedom every day of the year.

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Wishing all of you a very Happy 4th of July - especially our veterans who served and their families who sacrificed in the name of freedom.

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." - Elmer Davis
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Our sincere thanks to the Berra family!

Our sincere thanks to the Berra family!Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

To celebrate the spirit of America, the Berra Family Charitable Foundation is donating $10,000 to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight as they resume taking our veterans to Washington, D.C. next month.
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So many thanks, Berra Family! GSLHF appreciates your kindness and generosity! And so will many veterans that will benefit from your thoughtfulness.๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ

Thank you, Berra family.

Thank you, thank you! God Bless you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

Thank you!!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Sooo cute

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Testimonials

“My heartfelt thanks to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight crew for the opportunity you gave me to visit our nations Capital and most importantly our own World War II Memorial. I certainly enjoyed the entire day which was full of pleasant surprises. It is nice to know that many people in the USA appreciate what we did 66 years ago and take the time to say โ€˜Thanksโ€™.”

– John E. Critzas

Gunner, A Co. 714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division

“I want to offer my most sincere thanks to all the volunteers who so freely gave their time. You provided the lucky Veterans who flew that day the most pleasurable, perfect, and memorable day we will ever experience.”

– Robert Lumley Sr.

“Last year my father had the thrill of a lifetime when Veterans from his assisted living facility went on the Honor Flight. It was one of the best days of his life and he felt truly honored.”

– Laine Boyd

Power of Attorney for Victor Norber