Flight Report #14
June 21 -23, 2014
Honor Flight #14 – Super Seniors Flight!
On June 21st, 25 WWII Veterans all over the age of 90, along with 22 guardians, and 2 team leaders flew out of Tucson on our 14th official Southern Arizona Honor Flight. We had 3 women veterans and 2 brothers on this flight. We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the following groups who helped us get this flight off the ground:
American Legion Post 66 sponsored 2 veterans – A. Pueplie (USA) and V. Grimes (USAAF)
Sponsoring veterans from our waiting list on this flight:
Rincon Rotary Club Foundation sponsored 2 veterans - A. Neal (USAAC) and W. Elliott (USA).
American Legion Post 109 sponsored 2 veterans – M. Osterman (USN), G. Brady (USA).
CEMEX (Family Day fundraiser) sponsored 2 veterans – F. Forsythe (USA), C. Forsythe (USMC).
The Women of Quail Creek sponsored 1 veteran - B. Perkins (USN-WAVES)
We also would like to thank the following businesses and organizations who made donations to the general fund for this flight:*
Tony’s Construction, Inc.
Arizona State Society DAR
Beth-Shalom Temple Center
Cochise Stronghold DAR
Nova Home Loans
Tucson Chapter NSDAR
Knights of Pythias (Pima Lodge #47)
Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation
US Navy Cruiser Sailors Association
*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 American Airlines, 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.
As you were,
Honor Flight Volunteer
For more pictures of this flight please visit our Facebook page!