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home : the beach : the beach February 26, 2015

5/16/2013 9:30:00 AM
Seats still open for Honor Flight on

Honor Flight Myrtle Beach still has seats available for WWII veterans to fly to Washington, D.C. to see the WWII Memorial.  Honor Flight is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide no cost trips to Washington, D.C. for WWII veterans. While in D.C. the veterans are escorted to the WWII Memorial, as well as visits to the Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima Memorials and concluding at Arlington Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard. The Myrtle Beach departure will be a day trip on a chartered plane capable of carrying up to 90 WWII veterans plus a medical team. In addition, “guardians” accompany the veterans. Guardian sponsors make a donation to fly with the veterans and look after their needs. They travel with plenty of wheelchairs so veterans can get around D.C. with comfort. Bert Cassels founded the Myrtle Beach chapter of Honor Flight in early 2010. “The main goal is for WWII veterans to see their war memorial which was 60 years in the making. It was dedicated in 2004. It’s magnificent. Now we are against the clock,” said Cassels. “The majority of veterans can’t get there on their own,” he said. Honor Flight organizers can be reached at (843)957-8212 or visit their web site at fpr flight applications or to make a  secure on-line donation.

Galloway Mosley
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