6. Connected By The World Wide Web
With billions of people on social media, Jury found the Town of Wendell on Facebook and told them about the lost dog tags, says town spokesperson Patrick Reidy. They told him Bennie Howard, Jr. was still alive and living in New Bern. The dog tags would finally be with the veteran again soon.
5. 72 Years In Ago…
4. How To Transport the Priceless Artifact?
Galli could have mailed the dog tags, but after so many years it would have been a shame if they got lost somewhere across the globe. He knew the only fitting end to this story would be to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and deliver the dog tags by hand.
3. Around The World Hand Delivery
Galli purchased his roundtrip tickets to North Carolina for the Town of Wendell’s Independence Day festivities, celebrating the 240th birthday of America. Howard and Galli were both honored by citizens of all ages from the town. “It’s a beautiful moment for me. I remember all my life this moment,” admitted Galli.
2. A Priceless Heirloom Returned
A dog tag is not made of gold or silver and holds no major monetary value. It’s worth is only to the person who made the sacrifice to possibly give up his life so that others can live in freedom. Read what Howard said about the moment in slide #1.