There are seats available for the April 16 Honor Flight from Myrtle Beach to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight’s mission is to provide no cost trips to Washington, D.C. for WWII veterans to visit the WWII memorial. “We’ve organized six flights since 2010” said Walter Kollet. “517 WWII veterans flew with us on those six flights. This will be our final flight from Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach departure will be on a chartered jet carrying 150 passengers. In addition, many guardian sponsors accompany the veterans on the flight. “Guardians are crucial to the program” said Kollet. “They make a donation to fly with the veterans and look after their needs. We take dozens of wheelchairs so veterans can get around the sites with comfort.
The guardians assist the veterans and together they enjoy a memorable day,” he added. The day’s itinerary is a busy one. The flight will leave Myrtle Beach International shortly after sunrise on April 16. There will be a two-hour tour of the WWII memorial along with visits to the Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima (Marine) memorials. The day in D.C. will conclude at Arlington National Cemetery for the “Changing of the Guard” ceremony. The flight is due back just before sundown. Honor Flight organizers can be reached at (843)957-8212 or visit www.HonorFlightMyrtleBeach.comfor information, flight applications or to make a secure online donation.