A great group, a beautiful day, a memory that will last lifetimes. The Central Florida Honor Flight with 162 souls traveled to Washington for a day of sightseeing and celebration of the lives of 74 veterans. Accompanied by their guardians and the Honor Flight Staff with ages ranging from 17 to 99, this jolly band of brothers and sisters flew their chartered Airbus 320 to the Capital leaving at 6:00 AM and arriving with pomp and ceremony. The day was capped off with the welcome home by hundreds of well wishers at the Sanford Airport around 10:30 PM.
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Join us at Sanford Airport Saturday evening April 26th to welcome home a plane load of veterans from World War II, the Korean War, The Viet Nam War, Desert Storm, and Enduring Freedom. They’re the men and women of Central Florida Honor Flight #1 in 2014. The World War II and Korean War Vets are being escorted by veterans of Viet Nam Era and Later along with friends, family members and volunteers. Join us Starting at 9:30 PM and be part of something memorable.
Map to Sanford International Airport
Photo taken by Stephen R. Brown Studio (2013)
Merry Christmas to the friends and family who we have been blessed to know over the past two years. Thank you for remembering the WWII, Korean War and other Veterans in your lives this holiday season.
Honor Flight Central Florida appreciates every donation to our mission. You make our planes fly. This month we received a $4475 check from EasGroup Properties, their employees and vendors during a holiday luncheon. Thank you for your support!
We enjoyed participating in three local Christmas Parades this season. Thank you to the veteran alumni and volunteers who supported Honor Flight Central Florida in reaching your communities of Ocoee, Winter Garden and Apopka.
Here are highlight pictures
The WWII & Korean War Veterans and Volunteers of Honor Flight Central Florida enjoyed participating in the City of Orlando’s 2013 Veteran’s Day Parade.
Extended thanks to the Orlando Mayoral Veteran’s Council and other corporate sponsors for hosting one of the Southeast’s biggest and best Veterans Day Parade Celebrations. (Pictures)
Honor Flight Central Florida and Space Coast Honor Flight teamed up to serve 75 World War II and Korean War Veterans to Washington D.C. on October 19th, 2013. The group picture below shows Honor Flight Central Florida’s 50 veterans, their guardians and other support staff.
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This is our two year anniversary of being associated with the National Honor Flight organization. Since our inception in October 2011, Honor Flight Central Florida has served 201 WWII or Korean War veterans over seven flights, normally 25 at a time
Our next flight on April 5th, 2014 will be a full charter of the serving 75 more of
“The Greatest Generation”
To the veterans on our October 19th, 2013 flight,
it has been our privilege to serve you.
Thank you again for your service.