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Presented by Honor Flight Philadelphia
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of Honor Flight
Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.
The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that deeply move all who are involved. It’s uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.
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Provides one veteran with a Honor Flight T-Shirt, hat, canvas bag, camera, lanyard
Provides one veteran with all of the mementos as well a keepsake book titled âJewel of the Mall-A Stunning Tribute to the WII Memorial.â
Provides one veteran with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks as well as a Welcome Home USO show featuring the Manhattan Dolls.
Sponsor a veteran for the day on their âTour of Honorâ to Washington, D.C. to view the memorial dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
Sponsor one veteran for the day on their âTour of Honorâ as well as one guardian to accompany them to ensure they have a safe and memorial day.
Honor Flight-The Movie: a poignant documentary that shares with us the sacrifices these men and women of World War II made for our great nation as told by those that served. Additionally, the movie conveys in a heartwarming manner what an Honor Flight “Tour” is and what it means to these humble men and women. The chance to see their memorial with a group of their peers who together preserved our freedom eternally. Finally, we get to meet Orville, Julian, Harvey and Joe. Four WWII veterans with unique experiences who have graciously let us into their homes and share with us their experiences of a world at war and the “Tour of Honor”. Generations still unborn will be forever grateful.
These brave men and women of World War II represent the courgae of every Hero who has ever wore a United States uniform. We salute all of our service men and women as we pay tribute to those of World War II. If you stop by, you may be luckly enough to stand next to one. This is one night only viewing, a "must see" movie. Bring your family and friends Thank our local World War II veterans and chat with them about their Honor Flight trip.