Ozarks Honor Flight III

May 19 2010 Ozarks Honor Flight III BY sgf-admin TAGS Misc.


The Honor Flight departs Springfield as Airport Rescue Firefighters provide a water canon salute. (click any image for a larger version)

Yesterday the Airport was host to the third Ozarks Honor Flight. If you haven't heard about Honor Flight, please read on. Ozarks Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that formed late last year. It has one mission: to transport World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. so they can visit the World War II memorial. If that doesn't sound like a big deal, consider this: the World War II memorial wasn't built and finished until 2004. As a result, most veterans of that war have not seen their memorial. Most will leave us without having had the chance to visit their place of honor. Yesterday Honor Flight flew 75 veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge. More than 500 Ozark veterans are on a waiting list.  Visit Ozarks Honor Flight for more information.

The Honor Flight returns to Springfield late Wednesday night, More than 300 people showed up to welcome them home.


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