Honor Flight Austin will start its third year of flying by sending 120 World War II Veterans on their 2014 spring flights, their largest flights to date. The WWII Veterans will fly, free of charge, due to the generous support from the Austin community and a $40,000 donation from St. David’s HealthCare.

“When we heard about Honor Flight’s efforts—making it possible for World War II veterans to visit the memorial—we wanted to get involved,” Denise Bradley, director of corporate communication and public affairs for St. David’s HealthCare, said. “It is our hope that this gift will inspire others to support local veterans for their tremendous service and sacrifices.”

St. David’s HealthCare is also donating 40 wheelchairs to Honor Flight, and a number of staff members will be assisting as guardians on the flight for veterans who suffer from critical health issues.

We want to thank all who have contributed to honor the service and sacrifices of our WWII Veterans as we continue to make these historic flights to Washington D.C. before it’s too late.