Some Happy News

Readability

Some Happy News

The non-​stop bar­rage of neg­a­tive news and/​or nasty fake news can really grind us all down some­times, so I scoured the web and found a few things that I hope will help lighten the load and brighten everyone’s weekend.

Honor Flight Brings Vet­er­ans to D.C. to Visit Their War Memorials

Lea Gabrielle joined 150 vet­er­ans of World War II, the Korean War and the Viet­nam War on an honor flight to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to visit their war memorials.

Gabrielle, a Navy vet­eran, explained that non­profit orga­ni­za­tion Stars and Stripes Honor Flight flies vet­er­ans from Mil­wau­kee to the nation’s cap­i­tal to honor them for their service.

When they arrived in D.C., they received a hero’s wel­come, with dozens of well-​wishers cheer­ing for them and hold­ing signs express­ing thanks and gratitude.

When we got back from Viet­nam, there was no wel­come. It was like nobody cared about us, to be hon­est,” one vet said. “It’s the wel­come home we never got.”

Gabrielle said time spent at the World War II memo­r­ial brought awe, while the Viet­nam memo­r­ial brought tears.

Broth­ers Roger, Conn and Grant Hagen, who all served in Viet­nam, grew emo­tional as they looked at the 58,318 names of the fallen carved into the memo­r­ial wall.

When the vets got back on the plane to go home, they received a spe­cial sur­prise: let­ters of thanks from their loved ones.

Back in Mil­wau­kee, they were greeted by fam­ily, friends and dozens of grate­ful Americans.

For many, return­ing to their loved ones is that wel­come home they’ve been wait­ing so long for,” Gabrielle said.

Tod­dler Who Saluted Fallen Offi­cer For 2 Straight Hours Is Sur­prised With Pint-​Size Squad Car

In early Octo­ber 2017, 3-​year-​old Cohen Chas­tain hon­ored a fallen offi­cer from his home­town by stand­ing up and salut­ing dur­ing her funeral pro­ces­sion — for two straight hours.

The tot’s actions moved not only his fam­ily but also the entire Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

On Octo­ber 24, 2017, the police offi­cers wanted to thank Cohen for what he did and decided to make him an hon­orary police offi­cer for the day. Like any offi­cer, Cohen needed his very own squad car.

Every­one in the police depart­ment chipped in and bought Cohen his own pint-​sized squad car as well as other goodies.

Many of you might recall this amaz­ing three-​year-​old. Cohen stood for more than two hours dur­ing the pro­ces­sional hon­or­ing our sis­ter, Det. Kris­ten Hearne. We wanted to bless Cohen for his self­less act of sup­port and love,” the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Face­book post.


MORE HERE

Autumn is beau­ti­ful for those who can see the won­der­ful col­ors of the leaves as they change on the trees, and now even col­or­blind peo­ple have a chance to enjoy it at a National Park in Ten­nessee. Via Good­News­Net­work:

Accord­ing to the National Park Ser­vice, the Great Smoky Moun­tain range in Ten­nesse is the most vis­ited national park in Amer­ica. When Octo­ber and Novem­ber roll around, the moun­tain ranges trans­form into a breath­tak­ing col­lage of red, orange, and yel­low colors.

For 13 mil­lion Amer­i­cans who suf­fer from col­or­blind­ness, how­ever, the scenery remains a bland shade of greenish-​brown.

This is why the Ten­nessee Depart­ment of Tourism Devel­op­ment installed sev­eral spe­cial view­ing devices for col­or­blind vis­i­tors across the park.

READ MORE & SEE VIDEO HERE

If you are color blind and can’t get to Ten­nessee, there is a com­pany that makes spe­cial glasses that peo­ple can wear to help.

If you need boots and want to Buy Amer­i­can, Digg has an arti­cle about six Amer­i­can boot mak­ing com­pa­nies, HERE.

Have a nice week­end, everyone.

The non-stop barrage of negative news and/or nasty fake news can really grind us all down sometimes, so I scoured the web and found a few things that I hope will help lighten the load and brighten everyone’s weekend.

Honor Flight Brings Veterans to D.C. to Visit Their War Memorials

Lea Gabrielle joined 150 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials.

Gabrielle, a Navy veteran, explained that nonprofit organization Stars and Stripes Honor Flight flies veterans from Milwaukee to the nation’s capital to honor them for their service.

When they arrived in D.C., they received a hero’s welcome, with dozens of well-wishers cheering for them and holding signs expressing thanks and gratitude.

“When we got back from Vietnam, there was no welcome. It was like nobody cared about us, to be honest,” one vet said. “It’s the welcome home we never got.”

Gabrielle said time spent at the World War II memorial brought awe, while the Vietnam memorial brought tears.

Brothers Roger, Conn and Grant Hagen, who all served in Vietnam, grew emotional as they looked at the 58,318 names of the fallen carved into the memorial wall.

When the vets got back on the plane to go home, they received a special surprise: letters of thanks from their loved ones.

Back in Milwaukee, they were greeted by family, friends and dozens of grateful Americans.

“For many, returning to their loved ones is that welcome home they’ve been waiting so long for,” Gabrielle said.

Toddler Who Saluted Fallen Officer For 2 Straight Hours Is Surprised With Pint-Size Squad Car

In early October 2017, 3-year-old Cohen Chastain honored a fallen officer from his hometown by standing up and saluting during her funeral procession — for two straight hours.

The tot’s actions moved not only his family but also the entire Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

On October 24, 2017, the police officers wanted to thank Cohen for what he did and decided to make him an honorary police officer for the day. Like any officer, Cohen needed his very own squad car.

Everyone in the police department chipped in and bought Cohen his own pint-sized squad car as well as other goodies.

“Many of you might recall this amazing three-year-old. Cohen stood for more than two hours during the processional honoring our sister, Det. Kristen Hearne. We wanted to bless Cohen for his selfless act of support and love,” the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post.


MORE HERE

Autumn is beautiful for those who can see the wonderful colors of the leaves as they change on the trees, and now even colorblind people have a chance to enjoy it at a National Park in Tennessee. Via GoodNewsNetwork:

According to the National Park Service, the Great Smoky Mountain range in Tennesse is the most visited national park in America. When October and November roll around, the mountain ranges transform into a breathtaking collage of red, orange, and yellow colors.

For 13 million Americans who suffer from colorblindness, however, the scenery remains a bland shade of greenish-brown.

This is why the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development installed several special viewing devices for colorblind visitors across the park.

READ MORE & SEE VIDEO HERE

If you are color blind and can’t get to Tennessee, there is a company that makes special glasses that people can wear to help.

If you need boots and want to Buy American, Digg has an article about six American boot making companies, HERE.

Have a nice weekend, everyone.