Day 1 – Delaware

June 7, 2010

Today began at 4:30 am in Chesapeake. It was the start of our historic and monumental journey. By 6am Alex Rohr and I were headed to Dover Air Force Base for an 11am meeting with the wing commander and his Vice commander. When we arrived we were greeting by air force personnel and escorted to the mortuary affairs facility where families await the process of DT Dignified transfer.

I must say that this is one outstanding building, it is furnished and outfitted with much care as the fragile and emotional state of the families is respectfully considered.  I was able to share the Honor and Remember vision with humbled reverence. In 2005 when Tony was brought through Dover it was not an open venue families were able to meet their loved ones. Since it has now been opened many families have been able to be a part of this most important homecoming.

I consider it an extreme honor to be able to have been embraced by the leadership at DAFB and to begin our journey in this most hallowed place.

FOLLOWING our base visit I was privileged to be able to present two personalized flags in an intimate setting inside the Kent county Levy court building.  Today we honored Carol James and her family in tribute to her son LCpl Richard James and Judy Campbell in honor of her brother killed in Vietnam SP4 Keith Campbell. many thanks to all who participated to make this a meaningful time for these precious families.

Special note: Today I found out quite by accident that the State of Delaware on March 24th had already passed resolution HCR 27 endorsing the Honor and Remember Flag as a national symbol!

Tomorrow: State capitol visit in the morning and headed to MD.

Blessings, George