from National Director John Wilson
On October 1st, the ninety-first Greater St Louis Honor Flight took 58 Korean War Veterans along with Greater St Louis Honor Flight Staff, Guardians and Volunteers that made this one day trip go so smooth to Washington DC. On board this flight was our Past National AOH President George Clough who served in the USAF and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
The Greater St. Louis Honor Flight honors St. Louis area Veterans’ service to our country by providing an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to visit the memorials built in their honor. The St Louis AOH Honor Guard, along with hundreds of others, was there to welcome home these Vets after an exhausting whirlwind day in Washington DC.
Highlights of this one-day trip included visits to the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial. They also visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial. Everywhere they went, civilians took time to acknowledge and thank these men and women, our living heroes. Many of the Veterans said, “That was the best day of my life.”
The mission of the Honor Flight is to safely transport World War II, Korean and Viet Nam Veterans to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. Nationally we are losing 900+ WWII veterans a day, so their mission is to locate and fly as many of these Vets as possible at no cost to the Veteran. If you know a Veteran who has not yet seen their war memorial have them contact their local Honor Flight organization.