Our very own Laurie Fox, Client Services, was lucky enough to win a ride in a WWII biplane at Terra Pointe Memory Care’s open house. As our way of saying “thank you” to our WWII Veterans, Cypress HomeCare Solutions and Terra Pointe Memory Care chose to honor our residents & clients who served during WWII by dedicating this ride to them along with all of the other WWII Veterans who made sacrifices for the good of our country.
During WWII, the number of servicemen and women rose drastically due to President Roosevelt’s declared state of emergency. Approximately 16 million Americans answered the call of service. The surprise attack on American soil united military personnel and civilians alike in unwavering patriotism. The Greatest Generation (as they’ve been called) made profound sacrifices both at home and overseas to preserve the lives they had built. The magnitude of their scarifies have had great implications on each generation who have followed them. With this flight experience, we remember them, honor them and celebrate the American way!
Within the Terra Pointe Community there are two veterans in particular that were part of this great generation and some of the incredible events that made WWII such a life changing war.
Mathew Greensweig was in the Army Air Corp before and during WWII. During the war he was in the Philippines and was part of and one of the leaders for the squadron that was responsible for the liberation of Manila and Corregidor. He was also in their shrine band as a sax player. Post service he was able to take part in an Honor Flight, which his family said was a great experience for him.
Wally Brown has an incredible story, that has been shared with the world.
It is our honor to serve and honor them now.
For a glimpse into Laurie’s adventure, check out this video!