Year: 2017

Honor Flight has special significance for Valley Park veteran

Three Brothers Take Honor Flight Together

Saturday’s Greater St. Louis Honor Flight to Washington D.C. was a family affair for three brothers, who got to make the memorable trip together.

“It was a wonderful trip,” says Clarence Friedman, the middle brother of the three. “It was fast. We got to see an awful lot. There was nothing to stop us!”

Flags of Valor grace St. Louis and help Honor Flight

Over half of the flags planted on Art Hill this fall to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 are available. Read more on KPLR 11.

Student from St. Louis “gets it” and works with Honor Flight

Bishop DuBourg High School has an authority on an important era in U.S. history — World War II — although Wil Heimberger isn’t a teacher or a visitor from that era. Read more on St. Louis Review.

Faith from Utah Beach to Today for Veteran Saputo

News 4’s Steve Savard traveled with a group of 22 area veterans as they visited the Capitol for a day trip to see memorials created in their honor. Read more on KMOV 4.

Faith from Utah Beach to Today for Veteran Saputo

When Anthony Saputo arrived at Utah Beach off the coast of France in late 1943, he and his U.S. Navy comrades were instructed to dig foxholes as an advance team looked for signs of the enemy leading to the D-Day invasion June 6, 1944. Continue Reading on St. Louis Review.

Funding the Mission

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“My heartfelt thanks to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight crew for the opportunity you gave me to visit our nations Capital and most importantly our own World War II Memorial. I certainly enjoyed the entire day which was full of pleasant surprises. It is nice to know that many people in the USA appreciate what we did 66 years ago and take the time to say ‘Thanks’.”

– John E. Critzas

Gunner, A Co. 714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division

“I want to offer my most sincere thanks to all the volunteers who so freely gave their time. You provided the lucky Veterans who flew that day the most pleasurable, perfect, and memorable day we will ever experience.”

– Robert Lumley Sr.

“Last year my father had the thrill of a lifetime when Veterans from his assisted living facility went on the Honor Flight. It was one of the best days of his life and he felt truly honored.”

– Laine Boyd

Power of Attorney for Victor Norber