TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
As the last of the Greatest Generation approach their final curtain call, we are witnesses to a tremendous loss as we embrace a precious opportunity. One WWII veteran passes away every 90 seconds. They take their stories and history and enormous bravery with them. But many are among us still.
There is no earthly way we can repay the gift of freedom, but with your help we THANK them. Puget Sound Honor Flight has one goal in mind – to take these men and women on ONE LAST MISSION – a trip to Washington, D.C. (at no expense to them) to visit and reflect at the memorial built in their honor.
The inaugural flight took place on October 12-14, 2013, right in the middle of the governmental shutdown. To say it was a bit more exciting than we planned, is an understatement. But, everyone had a good time and some even made the national news! By the end of 2015, we had taken 10 flights – now with approximately 53 veterans and 59 guardians/volunteers. As we continue our mission in to 2016, we anticipate that by the end of the year we will start taking veterans who have applied from the Korean War. We simply can’t make these trips available without the support of our local business community and individual donations.
Volunteer. Donate. Fundraise. Share the story of Puget Sound Honor Flight. Help a WWII veteran complete and submit an application. Together we can – and will – make it a reality!