MAIL CALL! {Veteran’s Day 2015}

MAIL CALLAt Honor Flight Capital Region, we’re coordinating a special VETERAN’S DAY MAIL CALL so that each of our veterans receives a card (or two!) in honor of Veteran’s Day (Nov 11).

You’re invited to join! It’s simple.

Mail as many cards or letters as you like to this address:

HFCR
4901 Silo Road
Alexandria, VA 22310

We need to receive all mail no later than Nov. 4, 2015.

We will package it and distribute to our honored WWII veterans as an acknowledgement of their service to our country. Our goal is to reach all veterans who participated in an HFCR trip, and also to deliver a surplus to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC.

Questions? Email Danielle@HonorFlightCR.org.

We’re recruiting DC-area WWII veterans for a special May 16 event…

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Honor Flight Announces May 16 Event for Washington, DC Area WWII Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – Honor Flight Capital Region, a chapter of the national Honor Flight Network, is actively recruiting WWII veterans who live in and around the Nation’s Capital to participate in its next Honor Flight trip, scheduled for May 16.

This trip marks the 65th anniversary of Armed Forces Day, which was created in 1949 and first observed in 1950. Armed Forces Day honors Americans who have served in the five branches of the U.S. Military: the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to celebrate Armed Forces Day in the company of our local WWII heroes,” said Michael Garceau, founder of Honor Flight Capital Region. “Our goal is to reach every possible WWII veteran. May 16 is our third trip, and we encourage anyone who knows a WWII veteran living in the greater DC area to please contact Honor Flight Capital Region as soon as possible.”

The trip is free for veterans, who will travel by charter bus to the National Mall, where they will visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice, and experience a day of honor and recognition. Applications for the May 16 Honor Flight Capital Region trip will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Veterans may apply at http://www.honorflightCR.org/veterans. If you’d like to refer a veteran, enter his or her information at http://www.honorflightcr.org/greatest-generation and a representative from Honor Flight Capital Region will contact the veteran.

Please visit http://www.honorflightcr.org for more information, or to make a donation online.

 

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About Honor Flight Capital Region: Honor Flight Capital Region serves veterans living in the greater DC-Maryland-Northern Virginia area. Honor Flight Capital Region is a fiscally sponsored project of United Charitable Programs – a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

About Honor Flight: The Honor Flight Network is a national program with 127 hubs in 41 states. Each hub provides U.S. veterans with an expenses-paid trip to Washington DC, with an emphasis on WWII veterans and those veterans from any war who have a terminal illness. Over 100,000 veterans have participated in the Honor Flight program, traveling to DC from cities across America.  

This just in: 2015 Honor Flight schedule

Finally! We’ve received the preliminary schedule of the 2015 spring Honor Flights944733_547177368676199_1130548645_n
Check out the schedule, and bookmark it – we anticipate several flights will be added, and several existing flights will change/reschedule.

Also, “like” the Facebook page of Honor Flight DCA Volunteers – we post lots of specific volunteer opportunities throughout the season.

Join DCA Honor Flight Volunteers on 10-11-14

Y’all! Here’s your chance – one of the final chances of the 2014 Honor Flight season.

Join us at the WWII Memorial on Sat Oct 11, any time between 9 am and 4 pm, to greet more than 300 WWII and Korea War Veterans. (Yes, that’s Dad Sturgis, who flew to town to participate in an Honor Flight greeting in September.)

Check out the Facebook event for complete details on our 10-11-14 event, and check out this post for ways you can support Honor Flight.

DCA Honor Flight events, May 14-21, 2014

screen capture...There are so many great opportunities to greet Honor Flight veterans at DCA in the next few weeks that I’m not even listing them all here – rather, I’ll send you to the Facebook page, which lists specific greetings for DCA and also the WWII Memorial downtown.

All are welcome – as my mother would say, “We include, not exclude.” Hope to see you at an event soon!

“Mail Call!” Honor Flight Capital Region needs your letters

Jim.B.2 If you can write a postcard or letter – and get it in the mail by the end of March – CONGRATULATIONS. You’re now officially a part of the Honor Flight Capital Region volunteer crew!

Thanks to this latest MAIL CALL campaign, anyone can support our Greatest Generation via Honor Flight. In case you missed the announcement, Honor Flight Capital Region is very much alive and in need of financial support. If that’s something that makes sense to you, please consider making a donation now at the shiny new Honor Flight Capital Region website.

Check out the MAIL CALL details below, and feel free to spread the word far and wide. This is an international effort – no need to live anywhere near the greater DC area to participate.

As always, contact me if you have any questions: Danielle@HonorFlightCR.org.

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PS check out the banner in the picture above- it’s courtesy of Jim at Outdoor Connections. Read all about the donation he made in memory of a special veteran.

Are you in the DC area on Sat. April 5?

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Consider joining us at the WWII Memorial.

Starting at 8:30 am on Saturday April 5, 2014, DCA Honor Flight Volunteers will gather at the Memorial to welcome not one, not two, or three, but FOUR Honor Flights (and possibly more – it is four weeks away and more groups may add to the schedule).

RSVP to the event on Facebook, or contact me directly with questions: DanielleSturgis[at]gmail.com

Honor Flight Capital Region announces April 5 trip

From InsideNOVA.com:

Group plans trip for World War II vets

Honor Flight Capital Region is recruiting World War II veterans who live in the Washington area to participate in one of two trips scheduled for this April.

As part of the Honor Flight Network, the Washington-based chapter is one of 127 chapters serving veterans by organizing all expenses-paid trips to visit the World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites in the nation’s capital. April’s trip will provide bus transportation for area veterans to gather with their comrades and commemorate their service to the nation.

Veterans living in the Washington area have two opportunities to join Honor Flight Capital Region:

April 5 – World War II veterans living in Washington and Northern Virginia

April 26 – World War II veterans living in southern Maryland

Veterans may apply to participate in the April 5 or April 26 trip at honorflightCR.org/veterans, or, if an individual would like to refer a veteran, enter his or her information at www.honorflightcr.org/greatest-generation.

The trip is free for veterans, who will travel by charter bus to the National Mall, where they will visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice, and experience a day of honor and recognition.

Send a Christmas card to veterans

christmas.tree.veteramsHonor Flight Capital Region, a brand-new hub that will service veterans in the greater DC area, today announced a project designed to bring a little holiday cheer to our nation’s oldest Veterans.

Send Christmas cards to the following address, and they will be hand-delivered to residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home:

Honor Flight Capital Region
3051 Idaho Ave, NW, #216
Washington, DC 20016

The delivery is set for Sat. Dec. 21, and as such, you’ll need to get your cards in the mail stat – they’re needed no later than Fri. Dec. 20.

LIKE the group on Facebook, and, while you’re at it, consider a donation on the Honor Flight Capital Region website.

Direct any questions to Michael@honorflightcr.org.

 

DCA Honor Flight: final volunteer opportunities of 2013!

Jim.B.2It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up another successful season of Honor Flight – won’t you join us at DCA? Final flight of the 2013 season is November 12, 2013.