Honoring Freedom & Sacrifice…WWII Airmen

by | Aug 26, 2023

“Passion meets technology in the search for downed aircraft in the South Pacific. The BentProp Project is a group of volunteers who search for and help repatriate missing World War II Airmen.

Their searches were long and arduous until they enlisted the scientific know-how of Scripps Institution of Oceanography-UCSD and The University of Delaware. What they find is truly inspiring.”


Honoring sacrifice…

Watching this inspiring and beautiful video clip moved me deeply.  I know more now of the empathy and passion I feel each and every day about the sacrifice of veterans of all wars, especially the children and families.

Loved ones from WWII all to often never find out what happened to their loved ones injured or lost to wars long ago…  Once learning about my own father’s experience in WWII, I had no idea this would be the beginning of my own journey of healing. 

Millions of children and families live with the trauma connected with war and the lifelong generational struggle of the inherent trauma and the loss of loved ones. 


All too often silence among family members, who have a deep desire to find peace of mind, “suck it up” and move on without the benefits of healing. The pain is worse than open wounds because holes in your heart and soul never go away. It is possible, though, to process the pain and keep it at a safe distance through therapy best practices.

I hope this powerful story moves your family to find out more about fathers, mothers, and grandparents who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy in America.  You can start your own journey of healing and make a difference for others at the same time. 

We owe this to ourselves and the legacy of war to honor and learn more about healing in life after war.

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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