Corporal Daniel A. Miller will be headed to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight next week. He served in the Pacific theatre during World War II as a TEC 5. Three of his now-late brothers also fought in World War II, though Corporal Miller is the last of his thirteen siblings still with us.

Honor Flight is an incredible program. It’s “non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.” More than 20,000 veterans were flown in to their memorials last year alone.

His great-grandson, Joshua Perry, is asking anyone who feels compelled to do so send Corporal Miller a short note, which he’ll receive on his honor flight, April 16.

Thank you so much for being willing to write to my great grandfather, Daniel Miller, during his Honor Flight. One of my favorite things to do when I lived on the Hill was greet the Honor Flights as they arrived to visit their memorials, and I really wish I were able to be there for him.

He’ll arrive in Washington, D.C. on April 16th, so if you’d be willing to write a letter and mail it in advance, they’ll be given to him during the flight.

In the other document found in this folder there is a form on which you can write a note him (beneath).

Then all you have to do is put it in an envelope and mail it to:

Craig Planting
3633 Dupont Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55409

In addition to letters on the above form, you can also mail postcards to the address above and just note that it is for Daniel Miller’s Honor Flight.

Thank you so much for being willing to make my great grandfather’s trip extra special. I know it will mean the world to him!

Josh Perry

The long-form you can print is here:

Daniel Miller Honor Flight

It’s a small gesture that could make all the difference to one of the few lasting members of The Greatest Generation.

Follow Kemberlee on Twitter @kemberleekaye