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Today is FLAG DAY celebrating the adoption of the flag of the United States. This past weekend, Flags of Valor teams began assembling 7,000+ flags that will be placed on Art Hill in September to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 09/11/01. Each flag will bear a dog tag and photograph of a service member lost in the War on Terror. After the event, every attempt will be made to get the individual flags to the service members family and loved ones. Please consider sponsoring a flag for the event. More information may be found at https://flagsofvalorstl.com

Today is FLAG DAY celebrating the adoption of the flag of the United States. This past weekend, Flags of Valor teams began assembling 7,000+ flags that will be placed on Art Hill in September to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 09/11/01. Each flag will bear a dog tag and photograph of a service member lost in the War on Terror. After the event, every attempt will be made to get the individual flags to the service member's family and loved ones. Please consider sponsoring a flag for the event. More information may be found at flagsofvalorstl.com ... See MoreSee Less

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God bless them all!

Seventy six years ago today brothers Ubert Terrell, 100, right, and L.C. Terrell, 98, were both invading Normandy on D-Day, one on the ground and the other by air. L.C. took out two enemy machine gun nests with hand grenades that day. He knew he could throw accurately because he'd spent a lot of time catching and throwing balls with a minor league baseball player he'd known before the war. He successfully lobbed a grenade into the nest, but only after crawling up the beach on his belly. Ubert, who was fluent in Cajun French, Spanish, and Italian, carried out five covert missions to gather intelligence for D-Day by parachuting into occupied France by night and meeting up with members of the French underground. That’s in addition to him flying over Normandy to help deliver paratroopers onto the battlefield. Not bad for two country boys from Louisiana. ... See MoreSee Less

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True Grit. Brothers

Thank you both for serving our country 🇺🇸

Thank you, grateful for your service. ❤️🇺🇸💙

Thank you both! 🇺🇸

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77 years ago today... ... See MoreSee Less

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I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
– Bob Riley

Wishing you all a meaningful Memorial Day. Please take some time to remember and honor the men and women throughout history who lost their lives in the performance of their military duties.

"I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism."
– Bob Riley

Wishing you all a meaningful Memorial Day. Please take some time to remember and honor the men and women throughout history who lost their lives in the performance of their military duties.
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TUNE IN! Tonight at 7pm CDT on PBS (Channel 9 in STL) ... a 22-minute film about two brothers (WWII Marines) separated once at boot camp, reunited on Maui and lost forever at Iwo Jima.

TUNE IN! Tonight at 7pm CDT on PBS (Channel 9 in STL) ... a 22-minute film about two brothers (WWII Marines) separated once at boot camp, reunited on Maui and lost forever at Iwo Jima. ... See MoreSee Less

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Programming was pre-empted last night. New air times are June 2 at 2:00a.m. and June 3 at 10:30p.m. Set your DVRs!

Keep the "memory" in Memorial Day Weekend.

Please consider making a donation in memory of or in honor of a veteran this weekend. gslhonorflight.org
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Funding the Mission

A gift to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight is a wonderful way to honor those who sacrificed so much for our great nation. We are enriching veterans’ lives, but we cannot do it without your help. We welcome and appreciate your support of the mission of Greater St. Louis Honor Flight and we offer opportunities to give at any level.


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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 ‘Thanks’.”

– 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