Honor Flights

Honor Flight Network

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

 

Joan, Nancy, Hal, Bonnie, and Martha demo the back of the new black LIbrary sweatshirts, Hal and the Hal-lettes.png
Joan, Nancy, Hal, Bonnie, and Martha aka Hal and the Halettes, show off the back of the Midway sweatshirts

My friend and Midway Shipmate, Hal Simmons, spent this past weekend on an Honor Flight from San Diego. Hal is a Korean War veteran and was selected as an honor flight recipient.  Hal has agreed to be interviewed for a future blog post.  Before he left for his trip, he shared his action packed itinerary with us.

 

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13 thoughts on “Honor Flights”

  1. I was on a flight to Seattle, WA a few years back. There were several military men in full dress uniform on board. Passengers were instructed to let them off first. Then I saw the casket with American flag being unloaded and the honor guard of airport fire and rescue and police standing by. The soldiers and sailors loaded the casket into a waiting hearse. It was very moving even though the identity of the deceased was unknown.

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  2. I hope all of the deserving veterans that want to take those flights are able to take those flight. Veterans are not charged a thing so there is a constant need for fund raising.

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  3. A very worthwhile and honourable institution. In Jersey (Channel Islands) we have a charity called ‘Holidays for Heroes’ that offers island breaks to ex-military who have suffered physically or mentally from their experiences.

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  4. I had an old friend that I really wanted to sign up for this. I think he would have loved it, but his health went bad before we were able to get it arranged. I know now they’re doing it for Vietnam vets too.

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