Flight Report # 13

Honor Flight # 13 - Lucky 13!
May 18 -20, 2014

On May 18th, 29 WWII Veterans along with 19 guardians, and 2 team leaders flew out of Tucson on our 13th official Southern Arizona Honor Flight. We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the following groups who helped us get this flight off the ground:

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 sponsored B. Petty (USA) on this flight.

Sponsoring veterans from our waiting list are:
A private donor sponsored 10 veterans in honor of Susan Bansek.
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy (Interact Club) sponsored F. Hershberger, (USN).
La Posada at Park Centre (March Fundraiser) sponsored 3 Green Valley Veterans – W. Boyce (USA), R. Golden (USA) and S. Miller (USN)

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We also would like to thank the following businesses and organizations who made donations to the general fund for this flight:*
Adobe Veterinary Clinic
All Pro Rooter & Plumbing
American Legion Post 131
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary to Post 77
Certified Auto Electric
The Good Shepard UCC
Jim Click Automotive Team
Parker Automotive
Pima County ECAP – United Way of Tucson
Quebedeaux Buick GMC
Stewart Title & Trust of Tucson
Tucson Airport Authority
UPS Desert Mountain District

*If your donation is not listed above, it is being directed to an upcoming flight.

I would like to give a special thanks to Dee Brunner, Viki Matthews and everyone at the TAA for overall coordination with our group and for providing the send-off and welcome home crowds with parking validation.  Our relationship with the DM Desert Lightning Team and Color Guard, the Patriot Guard Riders, and the Arizona Rangers make our send-offs and returns very special for everyone in attendance.

The generosity of the entire community has enabled us to send these vets on their well-deserved trip. It is a very big effort and takes and amazing amount of collaboration to bring business, organizations, clubs, schools and volunteers together to make it all happen.  What a special group of people, and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.

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For more pictures of this flight please visit our Facebook page!

As you were,

Thom Mansur
Honor Flight Volunteer