Her family came to America as immigrants from Lebanon, and neither of her parents spoke English upon landing at Ellis Island. Yes folks the story of Helen Thomas and her family is one of a true American-an immigrant family who contributed to our society.
I'm sure that Helen will be missed by many. If you recall, I met Helen Thomas years ago while on a military mission. I'll refresh your memory with this picture of me taken beside her inside a helicopter.
Of course, when Helen Thomas retired, I posted a blog article about the event. I've posted a link to that long ago article here:
Helen Thomas's Retirement
Even though I posted when Helen retired, I felt it worthy to post again now. Helen Thomas was a truly great American and will be missed.