Retired Navy Gunners Mate Joseph Bonavire (shown in the picture above at the right, with a fellow seaman) established SOS for WWII Vets in 2009, with the mission of helping Veterans who served in World War II travel to the memorials which celebrate their service to our country.
"These Vets deserve it," Joe said. "When WWII and Pearl Harbor happened, nobody had to ask us. We knew what we had to do and signed up by the thousands. I think it's about time the country gave back a little bit."
These memorials are awe-inspiring sites that show official recognition of the heroic mission these men and women accomplished during one of the darkest periods in U.S. history. They fought and won for us, yet many of these Vets have not been to those places that commemorate their courage. Now they are unable to travel themselves due to age and physical and/or financial limitations.
SOS for WWII Vets wants to lend a hand while these men and women are still able to go. They made bold sacrifices; their contribution to the freedom of the United States and to the entire western world is immeasurable. We believe that it is our duty to help them now.