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Helen L. Montoya SanAntonio Express News

Honor Flight Austin honors the wish of Lucy Coffey, 108 Year Old WWII Veteran, with the A Trip of a Lifetime. We are humbled to honor America’s oldest female WWII Veteran at the age of 108, with an Honor Flight. Lucy will fly to Washington D.C., July 25-26, 2014, to view the war memorials built to honor her service and sacrifice. The Lone Eagle Honor Flight will include a visit to the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday July 26th, at the request of Ms. Coffey, as well as the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.  Ms. Coffey served in the Women’s Auxiliary Corps during WWII. Lucy will be flying first class on American Airlines. Lucy’s Honor Flight will depart from San Antonio International Airport on Friday, July 25th at 9:00am and arrive at Ronald Reagan (DCA) at 3:20 PM. Lucy will return to a heroes’ welcome at the San Antonio International Airport on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 10:45pm. Read more about Lucy and her desire to still serve her country, in the San Antonio Express.   If you ‘d like to honor Lucy’s service and share your gratitude, head over to the Honor Flight Austin’s Facebook page and share your thoughts!

 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.

Honor Flight Austin is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. If you choose to donate with a check, please make the check out to Honor Flight Austin or donate via our online secure form.