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Honor Flight Northern California

11/04/2013 03:50PM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Honor Flight Northern California is a nonprofit program created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices by flying these American heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to senior WW II survivors along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. The WW II Memorial was not dedicated until April 2004, nearly 60 years after the end of the war, therefore, many veterans have not had the opportunity or the resources to see their country’s tribute to their bravery.   Based on recent statistics, we are losing WW II veterans at the rate of 1,200 per day. With many not having the resources or support systems to undertake such a trip, Honor Flight Northern California is doing whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and, very importantly, our senior heroes travel free. They are accompanied by trained volunteer guardians who pay their own expenses simply for the honor of serving these American heroes.

Get involved: Volunteer positions include being at the airport to send off the veterans in the morning and then being there at the end of the trip to welcome them home with a cheering reception; office help with answering phones and entering application information into the data system; mailing out requested material and purchased merchandise; contacting veterans and guardians and making arrangements based on projected flight schedules. If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact Honor Flight Northern California at  (530)357-3380 or via email at [email protected] You can make a difference.