Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, May 7th for the heart-warming “Welcome Home” of the fourth Honor Flight Lowcountry.
Approximately 100 local WWII veterans, along with their guardians, will return to Charleston International Airport about 7 pm that evening and the “more the merrier” as they are welcomed back from their long day in Washington, DC.
With past Honor Flight homecomings, the ever-faithful Patriot Guard Riders have made appearances as have Citadel cadets, active-duty military, JROTC groups and masses of flag- waving, sign-carrying, grateful, civilians. Please be there to welcome them back from their trip.
Honor Flight Lowcountry’s goal is to ensure that all area World War II veterans get a chance to visit the memorial dedicated to them and their fallen comrades. Please visit their support information page to see how YOU can support their mission of honoring these honored heroes. Or you can call (843) 906-0399.
The Washington, DC, WWII memorial was opened to the public in 2004. Since then, Honor Flight organizations have formed in cities across the United States to make sure that any WWII veteran who is physically able and has the desire, gets his/her chance to see their memorial.
As time and weather permits that day, the WWII veterans will also visit the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and Arlington National Cemetery.
There is never a charge for the veteran. They have already paid the price.