Thursday, June 4, 2009

On July 7, 1944 Lt. Ted L. Weaver flew the B-24 Liberator Bomber named "Full House" into a fierce air battle over Bernberg, Germany to bomb an aircraft factory. Full house was shot down and Ted was the only member of his crew not captured or killed. He made contact with the Dutch resistance who helped him evade capture until Holland was liberated nine months later. Tribute: The Twenty-third Mission honors those Dutch Patriots and asks each of us to consider two questions: Have you ever needed the compassion of a total stranger? Have you ever given a stranger an unexpected kindness? A time will come in your life when your character will be put to the test. How will you respond? Will you be a force for good or will you be a force for self?