Honor Flight Dayton is ready to start 2017 Honor Flight trips this April! We are so grateful for all your help in welcoming our Veterans home on all of our past flights. This is always a highlight of a great day for all our Veterans. We have three flights planned this year right now, so don’t miss your chance to come put an exclamation point on a day that means more to these heroes than you can possibly imagine. We are planning to take 90-100 WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans on each of our flights this year: 1 April, 29 April and 2 September. They’ll never forget the welcome home you give them. It really caps off quite a day for these dedicated men and women. So Honor Flight Dayton once again asks for your consideration in being there to cheer and show your thanks to them as they deplane and head home with their families at the end of these trips. This is a welcome and a thank you that they all deserved by never really received when they returned home from their service.
The next flight is Saturday, 1 April and the flight arrives back in Dayton approximately 10:30pm. To be in the gate area to greet them when they deplane, you need to arrive earlier, get a gate pass from American Airlines and get through TSA before 8:30pm. We encourage our Venturer’s, Boy Scout’s, and Cub Scout’s to turn out in uniform (and families and any other grateful citizens) to be in the gate area, but anyone may also attend in the ticket counter area by arriving before 10:15pm and waiting there. The Veterans that travel with us tell us about all their personal highlights of the trip, but everyone is amazed at the outpouring of support they get when they come home. Your help in showing them what heroes they are means the world to us at HFD. Your participation means that our heroes know they are honored, know they are remembered and know that what they did to protect our home and way of life has not been forgotten and will live on in the memories of our children and our children's children.
We only ask for a couple hours on these evenings, but those couple hours means a world of good will for these heroes who never had their welcome home when they got back from their conflicts. This is a true “heroes welcoming heroes" night with our military and first responders, community leaders and other veterans there to welcome these men and women home, once and for all.
For more information, contact Bob Hemmerly, [Click for member's page] or cell 937-305-4979