We are preparing for our largest Honor Flights out of Austin! We are honored to take 120 WWII Veterans on these historic flights to Washington, D.C. from the Austin area to see their memorial in our Nation’s capital, this Spring. We are marking the moment with a ceremony in Austin, with Mayor Lee Leffingwell in attendance.
Mayor Leffingwell will recognize these heroes during the Honor Flight Austin Meet and Greet ceremony, April 5, 2014. The ceremony will commemorate the largest group of World War II Veterans to fly with Honor Flight Austin.
“I was fortunate to go on one of the first Honor Flight trips and the emotion and gratitude of our veteran heroes was priceless,” Mayor Leffingwell said. “It is a tremendous honor to share with the Greatest Generation my appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our country.”
The Veterans who participate in one of our flights continue to talk about their experience as a memory they will never forget.
We’d love if you would leave a note of appreciation to our WWII Veterans, head on over to the Honor Flight Austin’s Facebook page and leave a comment! We also share photos, announcements and updates on our flights on our Facebook page. Again, we encourage you to honor our WWII Veterans with a note of appreciation!
|Without your support, this trip of a lifetime would not happen. You play a major part in honoring our Veterans.|
The Honor Flight Austin mission is to transport veterans with a specific priority given to those residing within 14 counties listed below to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices and return them home to their families and loved ones.
Honor Flight serves the following counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis, Williamson Counties.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse, free nation. It is estimated that 640 World War II veterans are dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.