Honor Flight San Diego, Calling all World War II Veterans

Local San Diegan, Bob Gaumer at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC (photo courtesy of Honor Flight San Diego)

Honor Flight San Diego needs your help

Honor Flight San Diego is taking WWII veterans on their next “Tour of Honor” flight to Washington, DC on Sept. 29, 2017. The organization is calling out to the community to reach as many Southern California WWII veterans as possible. Many Honor Flight hubs throughout the country have taken Korea and Vietnam era veterans on the trip. Honor Flight San Diego cannot start with those generations until they have connected with local WWII veterans first. There are seats available for WWII veterans on the next flight and there is no cost to the veteran.

The “Tour of Honor” flight is a three-day trip and includes visits to the National World War II, Vietnam, Korea and Iwo Jima war memorials, U.S. Air Force Memorial, U.S. Navy Yard Museum and new this trip, a visit to the United States Naval Academy. The veterans will stop at Arlington National Cemetery and witness changing of the guard ceremony and the female veterans will tour the Women in Military Service for America National Memorial.

The “Tour of Honor” flight is funded through donations to Honor Flight San Diego. The veteran’s trip costs approximately $2,500 for three-day experience and there is no charge for the veteran.

For more information or to complete a veteran’s application, go to: www.honorflightsandiego.org