My grandfather served in World War II and was very proud of the service he gave to our country. Not only was my grandfather a veteran, but as is my father. Although I never had the opportunity to serve our country, I have the distinct honor of serving the veterans who fought and died for our freedoms by acting as a guardian for a veteran who will be flown to Washington D.C. in October so that he/she can visit the memorials created to honor his/her service to our country. I will be flying on October 8, 2013 with the veterans to Washington D.C.
Honor Flight of West Central Florida’s sole mission is to take American vets to Washington D.C. to see the memorials. Priority is given to WWII veterans and those who may be terminally ill. The flights are at no cost to the veteran. There are over 300 veterans on a waiting list and more are added each day. Thus, Honor Flight of West Central Florida needs to raise money so that they can pay for the airfare, the food, buses, etc., to help take these veterans to see the memorials created to honor their heroism and service to our country.
If you are interested in serving as a guardian, you must either donate $400 (which covers your flight, food, etc.) or raise the money to cover your portion of the trip. If you are interested in donating to this cause and helping a veteran, please contact Honor Flight of West Central Florida at their website of www.honorflightwcf.org or you can contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.