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. Every day we lose more WWII veterans – and with this loss so goes their stories, and history, and enormous bravery with them.
In addition, we have veterans of the three year Korea War – with over 1/4 of these soldiers having also served in WWII, and the importance of the Vietnam Veterans, to honor with this trip. They, too, have stories to be told. They, too, need to be thanked.
While there is no earthly way we can repay the gift of freedom, with your help we THANK them. And honor 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 memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.
Puget Sound Honor Flight’s inaugural flight took place on October 12-14, 2013, right in the midst of the governmental shutdown. To say there was a bit more excitement than we had planned for, is an understatement. However, we succeeded. Everyone had a good time and some even made the national news!
As we celebrate our ninth year, we are thrilled to have taken approximately 1,400 local veterans comprised of WWII, Korea War and Vietnam wars, along with an additional 1,100 guardians and volunteer staff. We simply could not make these trips available without the support of our local business community, individual donations and valuable partnerships.
Volunteer. Donate. Fundraise. Share the story of Puget Sound Honor Flight. Help a veteran complete and submit an application. Together we can – and will – make it a reality!