Support Upstate Veterans at Chick-Fil-A Today
GREENVILLE- Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Today, Honor Flight pauses to say thank you to all veterans in Upstate South Carolina, and around our great nation. Partnering with Chick-Fil-A in all free standing locations around Greenville County, Honor Flight Upstate South Carolina will co-host veteran meet and greet opportunities for the public from 5pm until 8pm this evening. Customers of Chick-Fil-A will also be supporting the spring 2016 flight for WWII and Korean War veterans, as a percentage of sales at Chick-Fil-A will go toward a veteran’s flight.
On October 29, 2015, a group of eighty-five WWII and Korean War veterans departed from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Washington, D.C., on Honor Flight from Upstate South Carolina. These WWII and Korean War veterans were the special honorees of the fifteenth Honor Flight from Upstate South Carolina. The group, accompanied by nearly one hundred guardians, doctors, nurses, support staff, and media, visited the World War II and Korean War Memorials, in addition to viewing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
Honor Flight Upstate South Carolina is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that is dedicated to honoring our WWII and Korean War veterans, and the many sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe and our people free. Veterans, who have never had the opportunity to see the memorials due to physical or financial limitations, are invited to apply for upcoming flights. There is no cost to the veteran to participate in this worthwhile program. It is extremely important to extend this opportunity in a timely manner to all interested veterans as they range in age from the 70’s to over 100 years old.
Time has never been shorter for us to say thank you to our WWII and Korean War veterans. Donations go directly to costs associated with taking a veteran on this experience of a lifetime. For more information on how to get involved, make a donation or apply as a guardian or veteran, visit www.honorflightupstatesc.com or call 864-869-VETS.
Honor Flight Upstate SC is a non-profit, volunteer-based program that is dedicated to honoring our World War II veterans and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe and our people free. Our Simpsonville, SC headquarters is affiliated with the national Honor Flight Network and serves our veterans of the upstate and surrounding areas.
We show our honor and support to these heroes by offering a program that flies our World War II veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial built in their honor, and to experience recognition and honor for their service that literally saved the world.
With World War II veterans dying at a rate of over 1,200 per day, time is of the essence. We must have the support of those who will volunteer their time, guardians who are willing to pay their own way to travel with and assist the veterans, and donors who will help provide the funding for the veterans as these trips are completely free to our veterans.