The 1stflight of the season is this morning!
Wednesday, April 17– CVG Departure
Cincinnati, OH – HONOR FLIGHT Tri- State is a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization created to honor America’s Veterans for their sacrifices by providing them a FREE trip to visit their memorials in Washington DC.Honor Flight is dedicated to making a dream come true for these special people, our veterans, who gave so much for their country. This trip is a gift from a grateful Nation !
The National World War ll Memorial in Washington DC was dedicated in 2004, after taking 60 years to build. Regrettably the overwhelming majority of the “ Greatest Generation” – now mostly in their 80’s and 90’s , will pass away without ever seeing the memorial .The other memorials were constructed closer to the closing of each war – but many veterans have not seen them either.We will leave no veteran behind. We are taking veterans over age 65 now that served either stateside or overseas.
1 World War ll, 9 Korean ,38 Vietnam and 17 Cold War and 4 from other conflicts are flying on this all-expense paid trip to their memorials, for the day trip they will never forget . The Korean veterans have never been honored before and the Korean War was often called the “Forgotten War “ – we do not want to forget the service of the brave soldiers who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. All veterans will be escorted by guardians that are either family members or patriotic Americans who want to help make their day spectacular. We are flying Army, Navy, Air Force, Navy and Marine veterans. We have one woman veteran on this flight !
The morning ceremonies will begin @ 5:45am ( The Terminal – next to TSA departure area ) the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Bagpipers filling the CVG terminal with their Patriotic sounds, along with the TSA Color Guard, and flag ceremony --They will lead the veterans to their charter flight. This will be the beginning of a day they will never forget.
Welcome Home Rally begins @ 9:00 pm ( new earlier time) – lower level THE Terminal.
The Public is welcome to both the Send OFF and Welcome Home Rally
Honor Flight Memorabilia ,including our books, will be for sale at the Welcome Home Rally