We are always so humbled to hear the eloquence and emotion with which Veterans and their families describe the impact of their Honor Flight Central Florida journey.

The memories of our Honor Flight Guardians, staff, and volunteers are equally powerful. Those of us who had the honor of travelling alongside our Honorees, or greeting them at the airport shared in an experience we will always treasure.

On Tuesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. Eastern time, viewers of CBS-TV’s top-rated prime-time drama, NCIS, will get a glimpse into the world our Honorees experienced and Guardians and Volunteers helped to shape.

NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal found her inspiration for the episode in her grandfather-in-law’s Honor Flight experience, and the renewed sense of pride and purpose with which he returned home after his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. While the episode’s story line is fictional, the deep and meaningful connections established among travelling veterans, and the passion of Honor Flight’s Guardians and volunteers, shine through true and clear.

This unprecedented nationwide exposure provides Honor Flight Central Florida and the Honor Flight Network with an invaluable opportunity to move closer to our goal of personally thanking every Central Florida area WWII, Korean and Vietnam war veteran with his or her long-overdue day of honor. We hope to use it as a catalyst for reaching local veterans who’ve yet to fly with us , while also encouraging the crucial financial and volunteer support needed to further our mission to honor Veterans now and long into the future.

We urge you to tune in to this special episode of NCIS on March 28, and encourage your friends, family, business associates and community connections to do the same.