We hope that you are doing well and are staying healthy. One of our partner organizations, Honor Flight San Diego has requested we help them find Southern California World War II and Korean War Veterans to go on their Honor Flight.
Honor Flight San Diego is a nonprofit organization that takes our most senior veterans (currently WWII and Korea) on a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built for their service and sacrifice. Due to the pandemic they had to postpone their last three flights and are now planning for an October 2021 trip. The organization has generous donors and the three-day trip is no cost to the veteran.
During the trip, you would visit the WWII, Korea, Lincoln, Vietnam, and USMC Memorials, as well as the Navy Yard Museum. Women veterans go to the Military Women’s Memorial as well. One of the most special parts of the trip is to have a front row seat at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The trip is filled with patriotism, gratitude for your service, and camaraderie with your fellow military brothers and sisters. Every veteran is paired with a “Battle Buddy” for the trip to help them with any needs.
The trip will be October 1-3, 2021 and will be on a charter flight from San Diego with about 90 other Southern California WWII and Korea Veterans. There will be charter buses to take you to and from the BWI airport, and on the Saturday trip to the memorials in Washington, D.C. The hotel rooms for Friday and Saturday night and all your meals are covered as well. Again, there is no cost for you to go on this trip.
If you are interested in seeing more information, please visit their website at: www.HonorFlightSanDiego.org or visit their Facebook page @HonorFlightSanDiego. Their Director of Public Relations has made herself available to answer any of your questions. You may contact Holly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at: (619)609-1669. She can send you a veteran application in the mail as well.
Thank you for supporting the Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor!
Dan Foster and Debbie Jackson
Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor