Monday, April 22, 2013
Honor Flight Philadelphia, based in Delaware County, is on a mission to thank WWII with a special, free trip to D.C..
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- Bob Byrne
Monday, April 22
Honor Flight Philadelphia, the local affiliate of the national volunteer organization dedicated to taking World War II Veterans to see the WWII Monument and other Washington, D.C. monuments dedicated to veterans, is looking for veterans for their next trip. The group is taking WWII veterans to Washington on June 15. Honor Flight Philadelphia President Andy Schiavello, who lives in Springfield, tells Patch "transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a Heroes Welcome and USO show will be provided at NO COST to the veterans. We are also seeking guardians (escorts) to accompany our heroes on the trip. For more information, please visit www.honorflightphiladelphia.org or call Cathy at 610-613-3865." Because of the proximity to …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Andrew Schiavello, a Springfield resident, writes a letter to the editor about the recent Honor Flight Philadelphia Tour of Honor Ceremony held on Sept. 9 in Broomall.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Dear Editor: Honor Flight Philadelphia's event on Sept. 9 was a huge success with 200 veterans and guardians participating. Honor Flight is a national organization created in 2005 to provide a day of recognition for veterans. There is no cost to the veteran. World War II and terminally ill veterans are given a priority to participate. The average age of a World War II veteran is 90 years. The Philadelphia hub was started in 2011. We'd like to thank the following for making the day a hit: Gentile's Market in Newtown Square; Swiss Farms; Wawa; St. Luke's Greek Orthodox Church; Vitas Innovative Hospice Care and Main Line Medical Supplies that provided the wheel chairs at no costs; The Greater Overbrook String Band who donated their music; …
Monday, September 10, 2012
102 war veterans took a trip down to Washington D.C. on Sept. 9 to tour memorials, and were welcomed back from the 12-hour trip with a motorcade as well as the community, a Mummers string band and much more.
BROOMALL–Four coach buses full of World War II, Vietnam War, and Korean War veterans were welcomed home after nearly a 12-hour trip on Sunday, Sept. 9, to Washigton, D.C. In all, 102 aging war veterans from across Pennsylvania–including those from the Marple Newtown area–took a whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C., to see the war memorials as part of Honor Flight Philadelphia's latest tour. Honor Flight Philadelphia's first trip to the memorials in Washington, D.C., occurred earlier this year in April with a welcome ceremony in Drexel Hill. This year, the veterans were welcomed with a motorcade led by Warriors' Watch Riders All expenses are covered for the veterans, and each veteran had a volunteer or "guardian" with them throughout the trip…