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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Honor Those Who Served Before It’s Too Late

This weekend I won’t be cooking hamburgers or driving to the beach. Instead, I’ll be spending time reflecting on the true meaning of Memorial Day and encouraging your contribution to a special 501(c)3 called the Honor Flight Network.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial - National Park Service

In honor of those who have served, past and present, I've drastically reduced the cost of a WinPatrol PLUS license. My wish is that any extra funds you might have spent upgrading will be donated to my favorite service for veterans. In 2008 WinPatrol's Memorial Day promotion raised over $1000 that was donated to a local chapter of the Honor Flight Network. 

“Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for your sacrifices and achievements by flying you to Washington, DC to see YOUR memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to WW II and terminally ill veterans from all wars. Honor Flights have been expanded in some locations to include Korean and Vietnam veterans. In order for Honor Flight to achieve its goal, guardians fly with the veterans on every flight providing assistance and helping veterans have a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. For further information, please contact us a (937) 521-2400 or visit us at

I will also be thinking of the families who have sacrificed more than anyone knows. While I personally honor all our friends around the world who served their country, my focus this weekend is on our World War II vets who are leaving us at a rate of 800 a day.

To bring more attention to this cause I am reducing the $29.95 upgrade price to WinPatrol PLUS to as little as $5.00. While you have your credit card is handy I ask you give to the Honor Flight Network making someone's dream come true.  Family Pack licenses are available for $9.99.

Even if you already have PLUS or have no interest in WinPatrol you'll find a donation to Honor Flight Network very rewarding. Your small gift can bring real pleasure and honor to some one with limited time and opportunity.

Even though I lived outside D.C. for many years it was before the National World War II Memorial was built. After the donation to our local chapter I had planned to accompany my father who served on the island of Saipan. Like many, my dad lied about his age to enlist at 15 but passed away before he was able to visit this tribute to his generation.

The trip to our nations capital is a special day thanks to Southwest Airline discounts and local motorcycle groups who serve as an honor guard escorting our veterans to and from the airport. Men and women who experience this tribute have told me it’s like having a personal ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue. 


If you to think about how much you spend on Christmas, Passover, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Mother’s Day it’s not unreasonable to make a meaningful donation on Memorial Day. I promise you’ll feel much better than putting a ribbon decal on your car.

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Anonymous Juan J. Martinez said...

Thank you very much Bill. I bought a family pack.

2:42 PM  

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