By Tony Anger, President Grounded No More, Inc.
Grounded No More, Inc. is so honored to have a hometown hero out for a flight in our WWII aircraft, Amazing Grace. Martin Ramirez, a WWII veteran, served in the 158th Infantry, 45th Division, “C” Company. Martin was born on November 13, 1919 – we are celebrating his 100th birthday with a surprise flight.
About Martin Ramirez
Born in Gleeson, AZ to Rosario and Felipa Ramirez, he was the 5th of 15 siblings. Martin left Douglas H.S. in his Junior year to join the Army and fight for our country; truly one of our Nations Greatest! After the war he married his H.S. sweetheart Anita and they just celebrated their 75th anniversary.
The Ramirez’s Today
Martin worked in the Phelps Dodge Open Pit Mine as a crane operator and retired in 1984 after 34 years and 10 children! Martin and Anita now reside in Gilbert, AZ surrounded by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren!!! Now totaling 84!
We would like to invite you to this event and share this special day. The Patriot Guard Riders will be on hand with a Flag Line along with several other local dignitaries to honor this Great American.
Grounded No More Programs:
Amazing Grace – The Cornell
Our Fairchild PT-26 is a WWII trainer that we take veterans of all ages for a free fun demo flight…with your generous donations…we help to put a smile on the face of our veterans. Please help us keep their smiles alive!
Abigail – The Ranger
We also have a Mooney M20C that is used in several charities including: Angel Flight West & Fly kids. We have added it to our fleet to offer flights to Arizona and surrounding states for Veterans in need of emergency transportation.
These flights are completely free and provided to our veterans as my families way of thanking them for keeping us free. Your donations are helping us fund these flights. As of January 2019 we have given free flight to over 285 veterans. God Bless you for your support.
For Information on our organization:
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