I come from a long line of family members who have served our country in War across the seas to those working at the Pentagon. I am thrilled to post this latest news in honor of women who have supported war efforts during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The flight will take place on the 7th of October at Austin Bergstrom and will fly to Washington to visit memorials. The flight will return back to Austin and there will be a Welcome Home Greeting upon their arrival.
Below is the official Press Release and more information about this legendary moment in women who served our country!
AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, Honor Flight Austin is taking the first Texas, all-women veterans’ flight to visit memorials in Washington, DC. This flight will feature women who proudly served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. This is Honor Flight No. 38 and the eighth this year.
The veterans are scheduled to arrive in ticketing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) around 10 a.m. The veterans, guardians and staff will assemble for a procession, scheduled to take place from Gate 5 to Gate 12 around 11:10 a.m. The procession will be led by the TSA Honor Guard and Austin Police Department Bag Pipes and Drum Corps.
Honor Flight Austin will depart Austin-Bergstrom at 12:45 p.m., arriving at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) at 4:55 p.m. The veterans will return Saturday, Oct. 8, departing from Reagan at 3:50 p.m. and arriving at AUS at 6:25 p.m., all times local.
Join Honor Flight for a welcome home greeting on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. upstairs in west ticketing. The veterans are scheduled to arrive at 6:25 p.m.
The flight is operated by Southwest Airlines. The Hilton Austin Airport is also a corporate sponsor of Honor Flight Austin. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to veterans courtesy of ThunderCloud Subs. Trips on Honor Flight are made possible at no cost to the veterans through donations.
Honor Flight Austin is a non-profit organization created to honor veterans by transporting them to visit and reflect at their war memorials. Honor Flight Austin serves veterans residing within Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis and Williamson Counties. To support Honor Flight Austin or to learn more go to www.honorflightaustin.org.
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