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.

DCA Honor Flight events: Aug. 24-29, 2013

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The following DCA Honor Flight greetings bring us to the end of August… with lots of additional opportunities throughout the fall!

Sat Aug 24 departure:
https://www.facebook.com/events/574155659314306

Mon Aug 26 departure:
https://www.facebook.com/events/355683404562342

Tues Aug 27 departure:
https://www.facebook.com/events/411672642277121

Wed Aug 28 arrival:
https://www.facebook.com/events/236557893158897

Wed Aug 28 departure:
https://www.facebook.com/events/649779865041674

Thurs Aug 29 departure:
https://www.facebook.com/events/211150642381684

Thanks for your help in spreading the word – and be sure to “like” our Facebook page!