On this Veteran's Day, 2013, I want to share this moving news story. The WWII Doolittle Tokyo Raiders (so-named in 1959 in Tucson and numbered 80 strong), are nearly all deceased now.
The living vets--all in their 90s--were honored Saturday at the Air Force Museum. When one dies, it's tradition to take his silver goblet and turn it upside down, never to be drunk from again. In the attached picture, notice how few silver goblets are still upright. Here is a news "toast" to them for doing their heroic part in WWII in the Pacific.
The ceremony last Saturday was the final one for the Raiders. Thank you, Vets, for your service, then and now. Click here for the Air Force story.