Handle With Care

Recently we were overwhelmed when one of our “alumni” whom we were honored to take on his Honor Flight Mission early in 2016 told us, “Thank you for what was absolutely the best day of my life. It changed everything for me. I had no idea it would have that kind of impact. But it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Now, when I have trouble sleeping because of memories of the war, which I seldom do anymore thanks to that trip, I just pull out my scrapbook of photos from the flight, and before long, I’m asleep again with a smile on my face.” This is something that anyone who served will understand. For so many veterans, their military service for a life-defining experience and they have lived with its impact for so, so many years – good and bad. Through the generosity of central Missouri, we have been able to offer nearly 3,000 veterans what they tell us is another life-defining moment. It’s impossible to accurately estimate the changes that have occurred in our veterans, in their families and in their communities. So, to central Missouri, we say “Thank you!” To our veterans, we say, “Thank you for trusting us with your safety, with your care and with your hearts. We will always do our best to ‘Handle with care.’” After all, that is what you did with our future. And we can never thank you enough.