Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Veteran Gives Thanks to Brookshire's

Dear Editor:

December 6, 2012, the management of Brookshire and Super 1 Foods Grocery Chains entertained twenty-four Ark-La-Tex World War II Veterans, their families,and friends.

This was the climax to a three day all expense paid trip for the veterans on October 18-20, 2012 to our nations capitol and memorials. Providing TLC were twenty-two Brookshire employees who provided necessary assistance to aging veterans with walkers and wheelchairs. Also accompanying us on the trip was a medical doctor and two photographers from Shreveport, La Channel 12 KSLA. The entire trip was documented. Brookshire collaborated with KSLA Channel 12 and gifted to every veteran, a personal picture album, individual photos for framing and two photo DVD's as mementos to the "World War II Hero's Flight".

Our filmed tours included our nation's capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, the Veterans War Memorial, including the Vietnam Wall, Korean Marine Memorial, the World War II Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many others.

During the 1st leg of our journey, we were escorted via bus from Shreveport, La to Tyler Texas, by members of the Motorcycle Guard. We continued on to catch our flight to Washington DC form Dallas, aboard an American Airlines flight. On our return trip, we were again escorted by the same cyclists back to Shreveport. All I can say is WOW! What a great group of patriotic caring Bikers.

Our tour was narrated by an Honor Air Volunteer who provided interest and historic significance to everything we visited, passed, and observed.

Our accommodations, meals, tour assistance and nightly entertainment provided by the Knights of Columbus were absolutely exquisite and went off with military precision.

My sincerest thank you goes to the Brookshire's employees who orchestrated it all. And many thanks to all who participated.

William B. Wardlaw







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