and here’s where it all started
COLLIER COUNTY HONOR FLIGHT
FLYING NOVEMBER 09, 2013
WWII AND KOREAN WAR VETERANS WANTED
Collier County Honor Flight is an organization established to Transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices at no charge to them.
Collier County Honor Flight would not be successful without the generous support of our guardians. Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring that every Veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but are not limited to, physically assisting the Veterans at the airport, during the flight, and at the memorials. Guardians must pay their own way for the trip. Cost for Guardian is $400.00.
Collier County Honor Flight would not be successful without the generous support of our volunteers. Assistance is required from office, clerical and logistical support to airport assistance that aids the veterans both at the beginning and at the end of each trip. Please consider the wide range of opportunities to help recognize and thank our veterans.
Donations and Sponsors Greatly Appreciated.
Here is the Video of the 1st Collier County Honor Flight back in Nov.
The first Honor Flight
Published on May 1, 2014
Collier County Honor Flight volunteers with 50 WWII veterans went to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial on April 26, 2014. This is a video of their return home at the Fort Myers Airport where they were greeted by fellow American’s lined up to honor these vets from the exit of the concourse all the way to the entrance doors of the terminal. This was very exciting experience and a pleasure to be there to honor them and I am sure it is a day they won’t forget.
The 2nd Honor Flight
The 3rd ( and latest) Honor Flight
Published on Sep 15, 2014
U.S. Park Police help guide one of three buses carrying 75 World War II veterans through rush-hour traffic near Baltimore. The veterans were all part of the third mission of Collier County Honor Flight, who whisked the heroes from Southwest Florida to Washington, D.C., on a whirlwind one-day tour of the national war memorials.
Parting the red sea for Collier County Honor Flight
video Jay Schlichter
Singing God Bless America on the Bus to the Airport in Washington
The Third Honor Flight Welcome Home !!
*”The beauty of Collier County Honor Flight is it is 100% Volunteer. It’s rewarding to be able to give back and thank the greatest generation. Happy New Year to all our Veterans! We look forward to sending more of our war heroes to Washington DC to visit their memorials at no charge to them.”
“To be able to show our respect and admiration for the men and women who gave us the freedom we know today is beyond gratifying.”
“EVERYONE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Collier County Honor Flight will be taking 50 Veterans to Washington on October 25, 2014. Make plans to bring your friends and family to the airport for a welcome home.”
“Collier County Honor Flight would like to do a “SHOUT OUT” to the Guardians, Volunteers and Community that help us to make our Missions possible. Without all of your help we couldn’t of had the banner year that we experienced. Since our inception in October 2013 we have flown 172 Veterans to Washington with another 50 slated for October 2014. Each and every one of you that believed and supported us deserve a high five. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we can’t wait to see what our 2015 season brings.”