Fri, May 02, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually
derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick
quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"When they were called upon by their country to save
Berlin, they answered the call without question. They flew their
unarmed C-47s and C-54s around the clock, at paper-thin intervals,
and often under the most horrendous weather conditions. They did
all this under the constant threat of attack. Yet they did not
falter. Thirty-one of these young men laid down their lives to save
the people of Berlin. These aging airmen are to be honored at this
60th Anniversary of this historic event for their unstinting
service to Germany and the US. None deserve our gratitude more.
They were heroes then, they are heroes now and they will remain
heroes to all those who cherish freedom."
Source: Lt. General Michael M. Dunn USAF (ret)
and President of the Air Force Association, welcoming an
announcement this week from Germany’s biggest airline,
Lufthansa, stating the carrier will commemorate the 60th
Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift on May 27 by flying 28 US
veterans and their wives to the Berlin International Air Show (ILA
2008) for a special ceremony and celebration.
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