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Veterans Airlift Command
March 16, 2010

I was fortunate enough to be on board one of our Veteran Lifts. My 8 and 9 year old boys went with me to pick up a soldier in New York and take him to Tampa. I made sure my boys had a little sensitivity training to what they might see (wheelchair, loading, etc.). I had no idea what an impact this lift has made on my life and a long lasting impact with my children. They know what it means to be a hero but more importantly they learned how to be his hero and friend. They know what it means that he made a sacrifice for them. They probably remember most how much fun it was playing with him and he with them. It was like an uncle they had never met and he himself was a big kid. Laughter and friendship filled the aircraft and once we landed they were transformed into his personal travel companions. Your children should have exposure to this type of philantrophy. It's a trip we will not soon forget.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have it's own airline just for veterans :)

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The website is not the easiest to negotiate while entering a trip

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & Utilized our company aircraft for airlift - planned the trip etc.