June 8, 2009
Capt Sullenberger returned to his birthplace and childhood home, Dension Texas, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day and to deliver the commencement speech at his high school alma mater, Denison High.
Curious factoid: Denison (pop 22K), which is located approx 70 miles north of Dallas happens to be the birthplace and childhood home of none other than the man we remember most on D-Day: General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Sullenberger was awarded the keys to the city and flags dlown over the Alamo
- It’s wonderful to know somebody who did something so great is from here!
- He did something amazing for all of us – – saving all thise people
- SULLY: I’m just glad to be welcomed back.
- Captain Sullenberger not only landed the jet safely – but he also gave America and the world an example of professionalism and selflessness that has inspired millions,