77a) Hail to the Red White and Blue-Liz Shea

77a) Hail to the Red White and Blue-Liz Shea

Patron: Kay & Dr. John Reed

Patriotism has been an integral part of my life since I was a small child, partially influenced by my father’s military experience in World War II.  My parents, along with my Girl Scout experience, combined to generate a sense of pride and national service.  My husband, a Veteran of the U.S. Navy (Vietnam – era), and I have played integral roles in numerous Heartland Honor Flights organized by Bill and Evonne Williams (Patriotic Productions) of Omaha.  It was truly an honor for me to coordinate the “Home Front” local activities as well as participate in the flights themselves, in the company of our heroic Veterans.  Along with my pride of country, is my pride of State, the nation’s 37th State.