Saturday, May 4th, Honor Flight Central Florida begins our 2019 flight season with our first Flight Mission departing from and returning to Orlando International Airport (MCO). We are proud to be honoring 5 Veterans of WWll, 9 Veterans of the Korean War, and 11 Veterans of Vietnam. Many of our Veterans served in multiple conflicts and all honored us with their service in either the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
Members of the public that want to see them off before we head to our gate should plan to be in Terminal A on the 3rd floor between 4 AM and 4:30 AM, near the Southwest Airlines ticket desk.
Those who wish to play a part in our Honor Flight welcome home event should plan to be in Terminal A near Starbucks at 8:45 PM. Our arriving flight number is 3172 (from BWI) and is due to land at 8:20 PM. We encourage you to check for our on time arrival before you head to the airport.
Our welcome home events are special ones for our Honorees, because following their service to our nation, they did not get the welcome home each rightly deserved. After their day in our capital viewing and reflecting at the memorials built for them, you can help provide that special welcome by filling the terminal, and bringing flags and signs to show them your personal appreciation for the sacrifices they made for each and every one of us. Welcome home events are family friendly, and there is no better reason to keep the young ones up late on a Saturday evening then to participate in honoring these humble heroes. We encourage you to save the date, and share this with family and friends so they have a great turnout of the folks who want to show their appreciation. Bring your Scout Troop, your academic or sports team, your school class, or your JROTC members, and show our Honorees that their service and sacrifices will not be forgotten.