I Flew For Freedom! I Live For Peace!

Blackened Canteen Ceremony, Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor

Blackened Canteen Ceremony

7am to 8am – Honoring the 74th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Blackened Canteen Ceremony hosted by Dr. Hiroya Sugano M.D. aboard the USS Arizona. Dr. Hiroya Sugano, Director General of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, comes from Japan to conduct this annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and pouring bourbon whisky from a WWII-blackened canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial as an offering to the spirits of the fallen. The public and press are invited on a first come, first served basis.

Blackened Canteen Ceremony

Iwo Jima Association

Iwo Jim Association attending Daughters of WWII event honoring Bonnie Haynes, Director of the Iwo Jima Association.

 

Thank You For Your Service

AS WE OBSERVE VETERANS DAY NOVEMBER 11, let us celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. Let us remember with gratitude those who made the greatest sacrifice, their lives, for our freedom and democracy. Let us openly and genuinely extend our appreciation to those in our families, our communities and around the country, who have given of themselves so that we may live in a better country. ¦

Please click to read the full story: Thank You For Your Service

BY GLENN MILLER • FLORIDA WEEKLY CORRESPONDENT

Simpson College

Last Man Standing Film

ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Last Man Standing tells the transformative story of American fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, one of the last living veterans of WWII. Jerry enlisted to fight the Japanese after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He returned home a decorated pilot but suffered severe PTSD for years. It was only when he found Transcendental Meditation, decades later, that he began the road back to himself. Then in the 1980’s, one of his sons moved to Japan and married a Japanese woman – the daughter of a WWII Kamakaze pilot. Jerry was once again confronted with his decades-old fear and hatred as he faced an old enemy as his new family and opened his heart to the possibility of acceptance and love.

Now at the age of 92, Jerry starts a new chapter of his life. After mourning his wife of sixty-five years, he is confronted with the quiet and solitude of growing older and living alone. As he reflects on his remarkable journey he also looks forward to what the future has in store for him. He packs up his house and moves to Florida to make new friends and hopefully find a bit of love and companionship along the way. He travels the globe sharing his inspiring story with audiences both young and old. Last Man Standing offers a unique glimpse into the extraordinary life of a near-centenarian whose goal is to help transform people’s lives.

We are currently in the process of raising funds to complete this film. Want to help?
Go here: https://fundabilities.com/Last-Man-Standing

Jewish War Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans Association

5th Marine Division Reunion

5th Marine Division Reunion