Honor Flight Austin Brings D.C. to WWII Veteran - We were proud to honor Mr. Gillson after hearing he would not be able to fly with us to Washington D.C. to visit his memorial. Honor Flight decided to bring D.C. to him. From the National Anthem, sung by an Air Force Veteran, to the many well wishes of honor from those in attendance, Mr. Gillson shared his gratitude. There was not a dry eye in that room.
Mr. Gillson served our country during WWII and almost lost his life. “I wish we could take him…” Allen Bergeron of Honor Flight said. “We’re gonna have him in our thoughts and prayers and hopefully he pulls through and we’ll get him to see his memorial that he’s waited 65 years to see.” To read more, visit My Fox Austin.
Thank you to all who have willingly given to honor, The Greatest Generation! If you would like to donate, you can give right here on our website. Click here to DONATE or click on the Donate button above. Without your support, this trip of a lifetime would not happen. You play a major part in honoring our Veterans.
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!
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. Now, with over one thousand World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.