In a morning assembly set to begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., the school will host a morning assembly on the Honor Flight Network. As described by the Honor Flight Network, their mission is "our way of paying a small tribute to those who gave so much - a memorable, safe, and rewarding Tour of Honor." Honor Flight Network transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Our assembly will feature a few remarks and prayers, as well as a shortened video of a Midwest community joining together to honor World War II veterans one last time.
As Will Rogers said, "We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by."
Following the assembly, students will return back to classrooms where all will have the opportunity to write a letter to honor flight participants. As one of the Utah honor flights reps told the school, "we love it when the schools participate. The veterans really feel a sweet connection with the youth when they can see and read their emotions of a time long since past. These of the 'greatest generation' feel that their stories, their history, is being forgotten."
There will be a homecoming flight on Saturday, September 20, from 5-7 p.m. There are flights on September 12, September 18, and October 30. The letters written by the Judge Memorial students will be delivered in advance of these flights.
This is Judge's small opportunity to clap.