Space Coast Honor Flight provides all expense paid trips for World War II veterans to visit their memorial in Washington D.C. There are approximately 9,700 WWII veterans in Brevard County. In 2012, the organization will take 7 trips to Washington, D.C., providing an opportunity for WWII veterans and their guardian escorts to visit the WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Wall, the Changing of the Guard at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and other memorials.
On each trip, 25 WWII veterans, 25 guardian escorts and several staff members make a one-day round trip that takes veterans from Melbourne to Orlando by bus, a flight to Baltimore International Airport, and a bus ride to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. Each Veteran has a guardian escort to help make the trip more memorable and to ensure their needs are met. There are over 100 hubs in the United States that transport veterans regularly.
“It is an opportunity to meet fellow WWII vets, visit their memorial, and receive some well-deserved thanks for their incredible military service,” Bill Welser Board President, Space Coast Honor Flight said.
Space Coast Honor Flight depends 100% on donations and volunteers from generous people and organizations. Trips cost the organization about $400-$450 for each person. To sponsor a trip or for more information visit SpaceCoastHonorFlight.org
Space Coast Honor Flight, Inc.
P.O. Box 560975
Rockledge, FL 32956