Jerry Swerski and Sally Thompsen visited our club on February 12th to tell us the story of Pillars of Honor, Inc. and let us know about an upcoming program at the Frisbie Senior Center in July.
Pillars of Honor, Inc. was founded right here in Des Plaines as a way to share the breathtaking World War Two memorial in Washington DC with veterans and their families that cannot make the long trip to the capital. Pillars of Honor arranges to transport the beautiful and unique scale model of the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C., designed by world renowned architect Friedrich St. Florian, to our WWII Veterans at local events across the country.
The memorial, with its reflecting pool and central fountain:
The architect's model is remarkable too:
Thanks to local volunteers and organizers like Jerry and Sally, you will have a chance to see the model up close at The Frisbie Senior Center on July 11. There will also be talks and tales of the Honor Flights and other moving encounters of veterans with their memorial. the Rotary Club of Des Plaines is proud to be a supporter of this wonderful event.