Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Honor Flight Chicago Seeks Volunteers to Give VIP Treatment to WWII Veterans

Thank you to the several Southwest Chicago Post readers who have reminded us to encourage everyone to consider volunteering with the Honor Flight Chicago organization, which gives Chicago-area military veterans (primarily World War II) free round-trip air transportation (as well as VIP treatment) to Washington, D.C. to tour the National World War II Memorial.

Honor Flight Chicago, founded in 2008, is part of a nationwide Honor Flight Network---which, since 2005, has flown tens of thousands of military veterans to and from our nation's capital.

Honor Flight Chicago volunteers we have spoken with say their work is easy, emotion-packed and highly rewarding.

Photo: Honor Flight Chicago website
The flights, as well as the war-hero receptions that volunteers give to the vets, are designed to honor and thank those who answered the call and served their country. The flights have been well covered by the Chicago-area news media.

Interested? There are many ways to volunteer---large and small. Check out the Honor Flight Chicago website for more details.

The next Honor Flight at Midway Airport is set for Wednesday, July 11. There are also two flights in August, one in September and two in October. 

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