I have seen the graves of our soldiers in Normandy; I have talked with frontline Medal of Honor recipients and behind-the-scenes mess cooks; I have met those without freedom; I have seen those who possess it who do not even fathom the gift. It all says to me, Treasure Your Freedom. Honor Flight is a way to do that. Honor Flight allows me the opportunity to continually thank those who have laid down their lives for our Nation and our freedom. Besides honoring our veterans, I love seeing how Honor Flight touches the lives of all those involved.
"I joined Honor Flight in 2009 as guardian. My first veteran went ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Spending that day with him changed my life and Honor Flight became a calling. We live in a wonderful country - our military veterans make it all possible. I just wanted to thank as many of them as possible.
"After my first flight as a Guardian, I was so impressed with how the Veterans were treated…like Rock Stars….and the efficiency and professionalism that this team brings to each flight and each Veteran, I was hooked. I made the decision that I had to do something to help make this happen for other Veterans and other Guardians.It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Because this is a 100% volunteer organization, I liked knowing that 100% of my efforts for this cause was going towards "keeping them flying” !
Board of Directors
I became a volunteer with Honor Flight to thank and acknowledge our Veterans for their service. To see the community support nationwide for our organization has continued to amaze me and contributes to making our Veterans special day all the more special.
It is my privilege to volunteer for this amazing organization and connect with veterans throughout our community. It is rewarding to see how the efforts of all our volunteers has a direct impact on our ability to fly our local heroes to our Nation’s Capitol. Southeast Florida Honor Flight has made and will continue to a make lasting memories for our veterans. I am just glad to be a small part of it.
I am proud to be a part of this great team of volunteers. I feel that I am honoring my Dad, a humble WWII Army veteran who never got to see the WWII memorial, by giving my time to this outstanding cause. It's an absolute honor to walk and talk with 'history' - the men and ladies who sacrificed to serve our grand country.