November 11, 2012

Honor A Veteran

To our men and women in uniform...past, present and future. God Bless you and Thank You.

If you are looking for a fantastic way to honor a veteran please consider a donation to your area's Honor Flight. I can tell you from our recent news coverage that it means more than you will ever know to these veterans in their 80's and 90's. Veterans of "The Greatest Generation." I was so touched to see what it means to them. For as little as $25 you can make a memory a veteran will never forget.

Take a look at our recent local news coverage or our very first area Honor Flight- have a Kleenex handy I promise you won't make it through without shedding a tear. If you don't have time to watch all of them be sure to at least catch the finale. The gentleman featured passed away 2 days after the Honor Flight of a lifetime-you can't help but wonder if he had been waiting all his life to pay homage to his fallen brothers. If you are in the Lubbock area or would like to a veteran from the Lubbock area to be able to participate in the next Honor Flight here is the address for donations.

What is Honor Flight? Honor Flight is a three day all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for veterans of "The Greatest Generation." Veterans visit the WW2 and Korean Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery(at which they place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) and numerous other memorials. They will also have wreath and flag laying ceremonies at the WW2 and Korean Memorials and the Vietnam Wall. Oh, in case you are wondering, each Veteran attending is equipped with a volunteer caretaker who pays their own way to assist.

South Plains Honor Flight
PO Box 94787
Lubbock, TX 79493