‘Honor Flight’ delayed by Matthew now reset for Nov. 19

Andy, Robert, Daniel Mayer
Andy, Robert, Daniel Mayer
April 2015 flight
April 2015 flight

The Oct. 8 veterans’ “Honor Flight” cancelled by Hurricane Matthew has been rescheduled for Nov. 19, Honor Flight officials said Monday.

An especially poignant aspect of that flight had been that of the Mayers. Veteran Andy Mayer, himself a veteran, had planned to escort not just his father Robert, a World War II veteran, as well as brother Daniel, who was in Vietnam and who is dying of cancer.

Andy Mayer said Monday the trio is set to be on the rescheduled flight.

One change Nov. 19: the flight will land at 7:20pm instead of the usual 8:20 p.m. As always, the public is encouraged to come out in force to the airport to give the veterans a heroes’ welcome.

Since 2009, the nonprofit Stuart-based Southeast Florida Honor Flight, one of 133 such operations nationwide, has taken more than 2,100 veterans, free of charge, from Palm Beach International Airport to Washington and back.

Honor Flight operates solely on corporate and individual donations. Its four flights a year comprise a daylong trip to see the World War II Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.


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