honor flight Columbus 2009

Honor WWII Vets in Columbus Ohio

On October 10, 2009 at 8pm, Honor Flight Columbus a regional nonprofit, volunteer organization, is organizing a rally at the Columbus International Airport, to welcome home WWII vets on their return flight from visiting their memorial in Washington D.C.

The public is encouraged to participate, by welcoming the World War 2 vets at the Columbus International Airport around 8pm on October 10, 2009.  Feel free to show your patriotism by bringing signs to show your respect (no sticks or poles to keep security happy please).   This particular flight is supposed to be one of the larger flights with about 90 WWII vets aboard, so there will be plenty of hands to shake and war stories to hear.  Don’t forget your camera!

Honor Flight Columbus honors and celebrates World War II veterans’ service by flying them to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. The veterans are provided this experience at no charge as a token of our gratitude and respect for their service to our Country. Our primary mission is to safely escort America’s World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to create an unforgettable experience at the memorials dedicated in honor of their service and sacrifice. Veterans of other wars, who are terminally ill, are also included. The one day trips to the nation’s capitol occur during April – November as funds permit. Honor Flight Columbus is part of the National Honor Flight Network.


The 2009 Columbus Honor Flight is sponsored by the City of Westerville.

Honor Flight #8284 Southwest Airlines Columbus Airport 8:45PM
Columbus Int’l Airport
4600 International Gateway
Columbus, OH 43219

To learn more visit:  honorflightcolumbus.org

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