Hello. Some of you may know that honoring and supporting our Veterans is a topic very close to my heart. I recently applied and was selected to be a Guardian / Medical Team member for the upcoming Honor Flight leaving Loveland in May.
If you are not familiar with Honor Flight, it is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes, AT NO COST TO THEM, to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Below are a few links with more info:
Guardians play a significant role on the flight, ensuring that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but are not limited to, physically assisting the veterans at the airport, during air and ground transportation activities, and at the memorials. In addition, the Medical Team is on continuous duty to provide care to all our Veterans, many with chronic medical conditions.
As the other duty I am assigned to, guardians are tasked to raise funds to cover the expense for them making the trip. I have never been involved in fund raising for a volunteer/mission trip, but this is something that is very important to me. The cost of the trip is $ 800.
If this cause is something that touches your heart and your patriotism, and if you have the money to spare, please make a sensible donation.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this.