We have a great tradition here in Pasadena. Upon hearing a loud drone I’ll run outside on the mornings of Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day to witness a fleet of vintage WWII aircraft flying over our town a few times in the Missing Man formation, an aerial salute to the missing men and women in the military — missing because they gave up their lives fighting for our country and all of us here at home.
The sight of that formation always thrills me and brings a tear to my eye. It also never fails to make me think of my friend and plane aficionado Dave Stevens.
My pal John Gandour sent me the following Memorial Day link:
I think it is worthy of sharing with all of you. My father and daughter both served in the Army. Happily, they were able to return home safe and sound. Other families weren’t so lucky.
Please think of them when you watch the video.
Peace and Love to everyone — and let’s bring all of our men and women in the service back home as soon as possible, safe and intact.
It is time.
Actually, it is long overdue.