Sheldon, Iowa — Three veterans from the American Legion McGlothlen-Cowie Post 145 will be taking part in an Honor Flight in September, thanks in large part to a local motorcycle group.
The Eagle Riders group of the Sheldon Eagles Club #2297 recently presented the American Legion Post with a $600.00 check to use toward the Bush Creek Honor Flight. As a result, three members of the McGlothen-Cowie Post will board an airplane this September to take part in the Bushy Creek Honor Flight. American Legion Post Adjutant Jeremy Beenken identified the trio as Dean Olson, Harvey Bauman and Merlin Beerman.
According the the Honor Flight website, the organization flies veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials built to honor their service to the nation.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
Beenken went on to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to this cause. He says that it’s good to see that people haven’t forgotten how much our veterans have done for this country.