Honor Flight Network
Marshall County REMC is a proud supporter of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices.
Much like the farmers who banded together in the 1930s, forming electric cooperatives in order to bring electricity to the country, America's war veterans were true heroes, then and now. Electric Cooperatives maintain a strong commitment to their communities and the people who live there. Honoring our veterans through support of the Honor Flight Network is just one way we can demonstrate that commitment.
Most veterans of Word War ll, true heroes who preserved our freedoms, never experienced any fanfare or celebration when they returned home. The Honor Flight Network honors these men and women by providing a no-cost, day trip to visit the War Memorials created in their honor.
The World War ll Memorial was dedicated in 2004-years after many veterans were able to visit our nation's capital on their own. But with the help of volunteers and donors, regional Honor Flight hubs, like the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight group, are working hard to ensure that every WWll veteran, still healthy enough to make the trip, has the opportunity to spend a day basking in the history and experience the accolades they never received.
A typical Honor Flight with the Northeast Indiana hub leaves from Ft. Wayne early in the morning, includes tours of the Word War ll, Korean and Vietnam memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery including the Changing of the Guard. Flights return to Ft. Wayne later that evening. Meals and snacks are provided throughout the day.
For more information on how to get involved or sending a veteran, please contact Emily Howard, Communications Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-936-3161.
Go to the Honor Flight Network Website for more information!
Above is the May 28, 2014 Honor Flight Group