American Profile: Honor Flight

My 86-year-old grandfather took a one-day, round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., last Wednesday to see the World War II Memorial. Papa is a Navy veteran who served on a PT Boat. This trip was planned and paid for by Patriot Flight, the Albany, NY, chapter of Honor Flight, a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to take as many WWII veterans to the WWII Memorial as possible. 

The organization pays for everything: the flight, ground transportation, meals, wheelchairs, and medical personnel. Patriot Flight has made four flights to the memorial, at a cost of $70,000. They are now out of money. To make a donation, visit www.patriotflightinc.com. You can also find your own state or local chapter of Honor Flight or start a new chapter. 

To learn more about Honor Flight, check out this American Profile article:  www.americanprofile.com/veterans/article/22955.html 


Nora said...

Did Papa have fun?

Melanie said...

He said it was a long, tiring day but a "great" one.