On the morning of the 23rd of April 2016, 8 WWII and 16 Korean War veterans, along with 21 guardians and 2 team leaders, flew out of Tucson on our 20th official Southern Arizona Honor Flight. Including this flight, the total number of veterans flown stands at 617 since the first flight in September of 2011.
Honor Flight Southern Arizona provides WWII and Korean War Veterans the opportunity to see their national memorials in Washington, D.C. These are the men and women who availed themselves in a national effort to keep America safe during World War II (1941 – 1946) and the Korean War (1950-1955). Honor Flight Southern Arizona works to keep them from being forgotten, and to thank them for a job they did so long ago. Honor flight will provide those veterans, living in southern Arizona, with a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the National WWII Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial – at no cost.
The trip includes airfare, transportation, meals and lodging plus a “Guardian” to watch over them. The trip allows each veteran the opportunity to feel the impact of their service as well as our nation’s gratitude. At every stop along the way, people cheer, shake their hands, and thank them for their service. For more information, visit: http://honorflightsaz.org/