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BCPS Students Raise $40,100 for Veterans to Visit Washington, DC Monuments

Monday, March 07, 2016
Student members of the Broward County Association of Student Councils presented a check during the School Board meeting on March 1, 2016, to the South Florida Honor Flight organization for $40,100. The funds, raised by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, will sponsor the veterans’ visit to Washington DC to see the national monuments in their honor.  

Rick Asper, chair of South Florida Honor Flight, explained that the $40,100 along with airline partners is enough for an entire flight of veterans to DC. Eighty veterans from both World War II and Vietnam will to travel in the upcoming weeks on the honor flight.  

To watch the special presentation, visit browardschools.com/video/honorflight.   

South Florida Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. The organization transports the veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at war memorials. Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War II survivors – along with other veterans who may be terminally ill.
For more information, contact Mike Roland, student activities liaison, at 754-321-1201.  

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