43 Veterans Will Take Spring Honor Flight on Saturday, May 31
Thanks to the hard work and fundraising efforts of the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) middle and high school students, 43 World War II and Korean veterans will travel to Washington, DC, as part of Honor Flight South Florida on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Earlier this year, the students adopted the Honor Fight mission and raised nearly $30,000 to sponsor the veterans on the Spring Honor Flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization transports the veterans to Washington 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. During their one-day stay in the nation’s capitol, the veterans will visit the World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Iwo Jima Memorial.
Honor Flight volunteers, who have paid their way to be part of the mission, will accompany the veterans on the trip. Also invited to join the veterans are Cooper City High School junior Jamie Cutler, BCASC project chair, and Michael Roland, BCPS student activities liaison.
Two charter mission flights are scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on Saturday, May 31 at 7 a.m. The public is invited to welcome the veterans back home during an Operation Homecoming Parade, when they arrive at Terminal 3 Saturday evening at 8 p.m. For more information visit HonorFlightSouthFlorida.org
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