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Earl Morse and Jeff Miller of Honor Flight Network

“Veterans taught us about sacrifice, selflessness, and country before self. They are our role models and the reason we do what we do.”

Earl Morse and Jeff Miller give wings to the dreams of World War II vets. Together they have flown 150,000 veterans to visit the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC. Many veterans longed to see it but lacked the means, as Morse found out while working as a physician assistant for the VA. So the former Air Force captain started a program with help from a nearby pilots’ club that flew 12 veterans to DC. Word of his mission spread to people nationwide, including North Carolina businessman Jeff Miller. After beginning his own group he obtained funding to fly an entire jet load of veterans to DC. On one of these trips, he met with Morse and they merged their two groups. It’s a partnership based on the shared goal to honor veterans for their service. And they’re both moved when veterans get off the plane to hear the cheers they deserve. “Veterans taught us about sacrifice, selflessness, and country before self,” Morse says. “They are our role models and the reason we do what we do.”