Honor Flight Austin is proud to announce the expansion of service to include the 14 counties surrounding the Austin area. With the expansion of the 14 surrounding counties, we estimate that approximately 1000 WWII Veterans will qualify to fly with Honor Flight Austin. To accommodate the large number of veterans, Honor Flight Austin will be offering 8 more flights in 2013!
Honor Flight Austin now serves the following counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespe, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis, and Williamson Counties.
There are four flights scheduled in the Spring of 2013 and four flights in the Fall of 2013. The dates for the 2013 Spring Honor Flights are: April 26th, May 17th, May 31th and June 14th, 2013.
“The number of WWII veterans is quickly dwindling, with 800 to 1,000 dying every day,” said Honor Flight Austin Chairman Allen Bergeron “Honor Flight’s mission is to give these remarkable veterans the recognition they deserve: a chance to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor and a hero’s welcome when they return to Austin. For many, it is the trip of a lifetime, time is of the essence.”
Help support Honor Flight Austin as they strive to send every local WWII Veteran to Washington to see the memorial erected in their honor. Donations can be made via their website www.honorflightaustin.org , mailed to Honor Flight Austin 815-A Brazos Street UPS Box 498 Austin, TX 78701-2514 or you may contact Honor Flight Austin at (512)809-7865.