Band members are privileged to be a small part of HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO as part of the “homecoming” festivities at Midway Airport. We provide the skirl of the pipes and warbeat of the drums side by side with our comrades from the the Chicago Fire Department Pipes & Drums and the Fire Fighter’s Highland Guard of Naperville. The Honor Flight mission is to transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
Honor Flight Chicago is dedicated to honoring Chicagoland’s WWII and Korean War veterans by flying them, all- expense-paid, to Washington DC for the day to reflect at their memorials. WWII veterans have been given top priority because their memorial was opened May 2004, by which time many of them were not physically or financially able to travel to Washington on their own. This is our way of saying thank you for all that these men and women sacrificed for our country and for us. When we have flown all of our WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington DC, we will begin honoring our Vietnam veterans.
Donations to help make these trips for veterans possible are gratefully accepted on their website at http://honorflightchicago.org or can be mailed to their office at: 938 West Montana, Chicago, IL 60614
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