HONOR FLIGHT TRIPS HONORING WOMEN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN VETERANS

Media invited to ceremonies welcoming veterans to DC’s memorials 

ARLINGTON, Va. (October 4, 2021) – The Honor Flight Network announced that among the 11 Honor Flight trips arriving in Washington, DC this week, one has been arranged exclusively for women veterans and a second will escort members of the all-African American South Carolina Combat Veterans Association. The women’s trip, organized by Honor Flight Chicago, will tour the national memorials on Wednesday, October 6. The South Carolina Combat Veterans Association will be touring the memorials on Saturday, October 9, with Honor Flight’s Lone Eagle program which serves veterans who do not live near a regional Honor Flight Hub.   

“Honor Flight recognizes that race and gender shaped the military experience for many of our veterans, particularly of previous generations, so we are proud to provide special opportunities for these veterans to experience their Honor Flight trips together,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight Network. “Historically, these groups have felt underrepresented in the veterans’ community, and it is our hope that these trips send the message that the Honor Flight Network is here to honor all who served.”     

All Honor Flight trips visit Washington’s national memorials. The all-women’s group will make a special visit to the Military Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on October 6 at 12:45 p.m. The South Carolina Combat Veterans Association will perform a wreath-laying with a bugler at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on October 9 at 3:00 p.m.  

Media interested in covering the visits and interviewing veterans and Honor Flight representatives are asked to contact Carol Harlow at media@honorflight.org, or 202-480-3129, to coordinate coverage as times may shift.   

Honor Flight trips in 2021 will continue through November 13. The Honor Flight Network expects to soon reach the historic milestone of having served 250,000veterans. 

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About Honor Flight Network 

The Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 with a mission of honoring our nation’s veterans by bringing them to Washington, DC to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is currently comprised of over 130 hubs throughout the country dedicated to carrying out the Honor Flight mission. In addition to World War II veterans, the organization transports those who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, intermediary operations, and in special cases of terminal illness or injury, veterans from more recent service eras. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken more than 240,000 veterans to Washington D.C.  For more information, visit honorflight.org.   

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