Old Glory Honor Flight Announces Special, One-Time “Generations” Honor Flight
To commemorate and celebrate its 40th mission, Old Glory Honor Flight proudly announces the Generations Honor Flight on June 7, 2017. This very special flight will include 40 combat veterans from Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn acting as guardians for veterans from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. Like their older brothers in arms, the Desert veterans will be no-cost guests of Old Glory Honor Flight for this 40th mission.
“We’re turning 40! Very few Honor Flight hubs can claim to have flown 40 missions,” said Old Glory Honor Flight President, Drew MacDonald, “so it is only fitting that we do something extra special to recognize this milestone event, and we cannot think of a more fitting celebration than to include the youngest generation of warriors as participants in a once in a lifetime event.”
The 40 guardian spots being offered to the Desert Vets will be filled by a random drawing from applicants. A special application for these guardian spots will be available via the organization’s website (www.oldgloryhonorflight.org) starting on April 10, 2017. The vets drawn for this special event will have the normal guardian fee waived, but otherwise will fulfill normal duties required of guardians on an Old Glory Honor Flight mission. Applicants must have served in country to qualify for the fee waiver.
“Old Glory Honor Flight’s motto has always been that ‘it’s never too late to say thank you,’ but it’s never too early either,” said MacDonald “so we are very excited for the opportunity to fill an entire airplane with 75 years’ worth of American heroes.”
Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to honoring Wisconsin’s war veterans since 2009.
President, Old Glory Honor Flight
I have a friend that is going on this flight, Bernie Faust. If you are planning on a mail call for the flight home, could you share the address where to send the letters to Bernie.
Here is more information about where to send letters for the mail call: http://www.oldgloryhonorflight.org/support/mail-call/