We celebrate the dedication and sacrifice of veterans of all services. Preserving our past for the future. Honoring those who have served and are serving.
A non-profit museum dedicated to preserving the history and sacrifice of service men and women of the Inland Northwest. Plus highlighting the amazing aviation history and future of Felts Field.
The history-making pilot helped "set our nation’s dreams soaring into the jet age and the space age," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said.
This is the America I love!
“On Wednesday in Alabama, a Walker County Sheriff's Office Deputy came across a man walking down the road with an oxygen tank and learned he is a Disabled American Veteran trying to walk/hitchhike from the Jasper area to Huntsville for a Dr. Appointment he was told he could not miss. With no way to get there, he said he started walking. The deputy acted quickly and escorted the Gulf War Veteran to the Cullman County line where a Cullman Sheriff Deputy picked him up. The deputy then transported him to the Morgan County Line where a Morgan County Sheriff Deputy took over and met a Madison County Sheriff Office Deputy in Huntsville who finished the trip and took the man to his appointment. After an overnight stay, we were happy to do it all again today..... in reverse to help get the man back home. We are thankful for our Veterans and were honored to play a small role in supporting this man who gave a great deal for our country!” 🇺🇸 ❤️
Credit: Morgan County Sheriff's Office (Story from 2019)
We can’t say thank you enough. But we can offer a free breakfast for veterans and active military with ID on November 11th.
Fees at national parks waived for veterans, Gold Star families starting next month
Active-duty troops and their families can already visit the sites for free.
Thank you Ferraro’s for supporting our Veterans! 💗
Enjoy a meal from our Mama's Classic Menu on veterans day on us as a sincere thank you for your service!
No reservations required.
First come. First Serve.
The Ritzville Adams County Journal
Today's the day to get your veterans photos/information into us for publication next week. Send us head-and-shoulder photos, name, hometown, branch of service, rank and years served. Email [email protected] today.
There's no cost!
We think about them every day they’re away. On National Day of the Deployed, we dedicate the time to recognize the sacrifice of our deployed service members and their families.
Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum
Annual Meeting Notice
February 4, 2020
Please join us at Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum’s annual membership meeting, February 4, 2020, 6PM, at Spokane Home Builders offices at 5813 E 4th Ave. Ste 201, Spokane Valley, WA. There will be a board meeting at 5PM, prior to the annual meeting.
President Elliott Briggs will bring the membership up to date on the current status of the Museum.
Supporting our wounded warriors in grand fashion. Such good in our world.
A MUST READ.
The Best Christmas Story You "Never" Heard
Here's a 'today' Yule story that occurred 5 weeks ago – and now, during the holidays, I bring you the best Christmas story you “never” heard.
It started last Christmas, when Bennett and Vivian Levin were overwhelmed by sadness while listening to radio reports of injured American troops. "We have to let them know we care," Vivian told Bennett.
So they organized a trip to bring soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philly, on December 3, 2019.
The cool part is, they created their own train line to do it. Yes, there are people in this country who actually own real trains and Bennett Levin, a native Philly guy and a self-made millionaire is one of them.
He has three luxury rail cars. Think mahogany paneling, plush seating and white-linen dining areas. He also has two locomotives, which he stores at his Juniata Park train yard. One car, the elegant Pennsylvania, carried John F. Kennedy to the Army-Navy game in 1961 and '62. Later, it carried his brother Bobby's body to D.C. for burial. "That's a lot of history for one car," says Bennett.
He and Vivian wanted to revive a tradition that endured from 1936 to 1975, during which trains carried Army-Navy spectators from around the country directly to the stadium where the annual game is played. The Levins could think of no better passengers to reinstate the ceremonial ride than the wounded men and women recovering at Walter Reed in D.C. and Bethesda, in Maryland.
"We wanted to give them a first-class experience," says Bennett. "Gourmet meals on board, private transportation from the train to the stadium, perfect seats – real hero treatment."
Through the Army War College Foundation, of which he is a trustee, Bennett met with Walter Reed's commanding general, who loved the idea. But Bennett had some ground rules first, all designed to keep the focus on the troops alone:
No press on the trip, lest the soldiers' day of pampering devolve into a media circus.
No politicians either, because, says Bennett, "I didn't want some idiot making this trip into a campaign photo op" and no Pentagon suits on board, otherwise the soldiers would be too busy saluting superiors to relax.
The general agreed to the conditions, and Bennett realized he had a problem on his hands. "I had to actually make this thing happen," he laughs.
Over the next months, he recruited owners of 15 other sumptuous rail cars from around the country into lending their vehicles for the day (these people tend to know each other).
The name of their temporary train? The Liberty Limited.
Amtrak volunteered to transport the cars to D.C. – where they'd be coupled together for the round-trip ride to Philly – then back to their owners later.
Conrail offered to service the Liberty while it was in Philly. And SEPTA drivers would bus the disabled soldiers 200 yards from the train to Lincoln Financial Field, for the game.
A benefactor from the War College ponied up 100 seats to the game – on the 50-yard line – and lunch in a hospitality suite.
And corporate donors filled, for free and without asking for publicity, goodie bags for attendees:
From Woolrich, stadium blankets,
From Wal-Mart, digital cameras,
From Nikon, field glasses, and
From GEAR, down jackets.
There was b***y not just for the soldiers, but for their guests, too, since each was allowed to bring a friend or family member.
The Marines, though, declined the offer. "They voted not to take guests with them, so they could take more Marines," says Levin, choking up at the memory.
Bennett's an emotional guy, so he was worried about how he'd react to meeting the 88 troops and guests at D.C.'s Union Station, where the trip originated. Some GIs were missing limbs.
Others were wheelchair-bound or accompanied by medical personnel for the day. "They made it easy to be with them," he says. "They were all smiles on the ride to Philly. Not an ounce of self-pity from any of them. They're so full of life and determination."
At the stadium, the troops reveled in the game, recalls Bennett. Not even Army's lopsided loss to Navy could deflate the group's rollicking mood.
Afterward, it was back to the train and yet another gourmet meal – heroes get hungry, says Levin – before returning to Walter Reed and Bethesda . "The day was spectacular," says Levin.
It was all about these kids. It was awesome to be part of it."
The most poignant moment for the Levins was when 11 Marines hugged them goodbye, then sang them the Marine Hymn on the platform at Union Station.
"One of the guys was blind, but he said, 'I can't see you, but man, you must be beautiful!' " says Bennett. "I got a lump so big in my throat, I couldn't even answer him."
It's been three weeks, but the Levins and their guests are still feeling the day's love. "My Christmas came early," says Levin, who is Jewish and who loves the Christmas season.
"I can't describe the feeling in the air." Maybe it was hope.
As one guest wrote in a thank-you note to Bennett and Vivian, "The fond memories generated last Saturday will sustain us all – whatever the future may bring."
God bless the Levins … and God bless the troops, every single one.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The luxury railroad car Pennsylvania has seen its fair share of two things: precious cargo and the Army-Navy football rivalry. In 1961 the red Pennsylvania Railroad business car…
This Military Song Needs to be Heard 🇺🇸
Buddy Brown - Stop When You See a Uniform
Sharing his passion for planets, stars and huge, powerful rockets is what fuels Joe Bruce's mission to educate
"We're on this shoreline called Earth, looking out into space, wondering what's beyond the moon? What's beyond Mars? What's beyond that next star? And we're...
A great way to honor our veterans.
"The Moving Wall" is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that stands in Washington D.C.
It will be on display in Medical Lake this June.
Help us find our new home!
I just voted in STCU's and KREM2's "Who do you love" competition, where votes choose three charities to share a cash prize. Go vote for the military and veteran's 501(c)3 you love!
Thank you Gus Johnson Ford for supporting our Veterans!
It's that time of year again! Help us fill the truck with gifts for our homeless veterans in the Inland Northwest. We are THANKFUL for our Veterans!
🔊 Turn your sound on for some early #243NavyBday wishes from Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith.
Gus Johnson Ford is a great member of our community! Thanks for supporting our Veterans!!
Thank you KREM 2 News for covering this story, with Gus Johnson, of the Northwest Ford Dealers donating this beautiful, brand new 2018 Ford Flex to the Spokane Veterans Medical Center. We are thankful for our veterans.
Honor Point is in search of a new location for the museum! So many people have worked hard for too many years to just close our doors forever. We are packing up all of our treasures and looking for a new home.
We are looking for volunteers to help us pack our artifacts and prepare for a move. If you would like to help, please direct message us with your email and we will let you know when our packing sessions are scheduled.
Thank you for all of your support!
With heavy hearts, a message from Honor Point Military and Aerospace President:
After over twenty years in development and over two years in operation, we have reached a point here at Honor Point in which we can no longer financially sustain our operation. This comes after many successful events, many excellent civic presentations, and many pursuits for supportive sponsorships. The overhead for our operation is simply too high.
It truly saddens me to report this to you for the mission of Honor Point has become my passion. Literally thousands of unselfish hours have been dedicated to our venture by our volunteers; literally thousands of veterans have been heartened by our proud displays.
Like a fallen soldier, we must now honor our museum at its demise by attending to its closure. We can, I believe, provide true respect for displays by caring for them in finding new homes or proper storage.
The museum will remain open until June 30, after which our volunteer team will begin the task of properly caring for and packing the precious artifacts of the museum.
Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum
Look what’s at the museum! A Grumman TBM-3E Avenger! It will be here this week and possibly next week, so don’t wait to come by and check it out.
Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum would like to thank the businesses that help make our MiGtastic Evening possible. L & M Truck Sales and Wayne Gibson for providing the trucks, cranes and amazing employees that helped dis-assemble, transport and re-assemble the aircraft. Designer Decal for making us the great looking banners that draped on each side of the plane while in the Lilac Parade. And Dry Fly Distilling for donating their amazing Vodka we used to make Moscow Mules for the event. All of these business sponsors plus countless volunteers made getting this amazing and unique artifact to the museum. Come and see it for yourself. And THANK YOU all for supporting Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum.
Missed MIG night? Today is a great time to stop by and see it and a lot of other interesting aircraft! Neighbor Day at Felts Field!
Don’t miss out on all the fun at Felts Field Neighbor Day! Stop in the museum and see our newest addition MIG - 17!
Have you ever wondered how to put a MiG-17 in a parade? It takes a lot of volunteer mechanics and a generous board member Wayne Gibson and L&M Truck Sales! Thanks to all that made this dream a reality!
First glimpse of our MiG-17 will be in the Lilac Torchlight Parade! Watch out for a low flying fighter jet. A big thank you to Wayne Gibson and L&M Truck Sales for providing the truck and trailer for parade level flying!
Today...We were so happy to host this amazing group of veterans from the Spokane Veterans Home for a tour of the museum. They had a nice time seeing all the artifacts and exhibits. Reminiscing about their time served and had some great cookies and coffee. Thank you all for visiting and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!
Spokane Veterans Home group tour
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2225 N Dollar Rd, Spokane Valley
700 S DISHMAN RD, Spokane Valley
401 South J Street, San Bernardino
1812 E Sprague Ave
668 N Riverpoint Blvd
Mailing: 502 E Boone Ave
1402 S Pines Rd, Spokane Valley
400 S Jefferson STE 202
1603 W Pacific Ave
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