Honor Flight Southern Nevada will be offering the National Honor Flight Program to all World War II, veterans living in southern Nevada. The program includes a flight to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C., at no cost to them.
The next flight is scheduled for April 25-27.
Robertson Mine Co. has donated funding for five veterans from Ely to attend as well as a second bus to accommodate the group once in Washington DC.
HFSN is currently working to raise a total of $55,000 in order to send 55 veterans on a three-day trip, leaving out of Las Vegas.
The three-day trip will be open to WWII veterans within southern Nevada, including Mesquite, Pahrump, Boulder City and Laughlin. In accordance with national program regulations, veterans will be escorted and cared for by volunteer guardians who accompany them as they visit the WWII, Iwo Jima, Korean, Vietnam, and Women’s War Memorials.
“These men and women are our greatest generation and have given so much to ensure that not only is America a free nation, but many countries in Europe as well. We will not accept donations from these WWII veterans.” Says Belinda Morse, chair of the organization. “It’s our turn to give back, to pave the way for many who would be otherwise unable to see their long awaited memorial. We thank those organizations who have already donated, and are now asking for this generous community to acknowledge these sacrifices, and support this flight with greatly appreciated financial donations.”
Contributions are tax deductible and can be made online through the organizations website at www.HonorFlightSouthernNevada.org or sent to 2190 E. Pebble Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89123.