Greet “Honor Flight” veterans May 14 at PBIA

April 2015 flight
April 2015 flight

The next Honor Flight for World War II and Korean War veterans is set for Saturday, May 14.  People are asked to come that night to greet veterans when they return.

This event, and the first flight of 2016, this past Saturday,  both quickly filled.  But this flight consists mostly of Korean War veterans, a first for the Honor Flights, but a grim reality, as the ranks of World War II veterans continue to dwindle.

Since 2009, Stuart-based Southeast Florida Honor Flight has taken more than 1,600 veterans at no cost from Palm Beach International Airport to Washington, D.C., and back, for a daylong trip to see the World War II Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery.

As always, local residents are urged to come out to Palm Beach International Airport in the evening to welcome the flight home at around 8:20 p.m.. In the past, hundreds have filled the concourse with U.S. flags, balloons, and hand-drawn signs. People are asked to go to Terminal Level 2, Concourse A/B and arrive early to set up. Park in short-term parking.

For more or to donate, call 855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838). Web page: Facebook:

Click for Palm Beach Post coverage of Honor Flights





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