The following are some of the news stories on Greater St. Louis Honor Flight from the local and national media.

At 86, retired Marine continues to lead so veterans’ sacrifices are not forgotten

Harry Hope 1953

Korean War veteran Harry Hope always carries a few Tootsie Rolls in his pocket, a small but powerful reminder of one of the most horrific experiences in his life.

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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.

Honoring American Heroes

Warm reception awaits more than a dozen Kirkwood World War II veterans on return from nation’s capital. Continue reading the story on the Webster-Kirkwood Times Online…

The Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight Organization presents a special screening of the documentary, “Honor Flight, One Last Mission” at Chaminade’s, Skip Viragh Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 6th at 6pm

Saint Louis, MO, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013— Our nation loses nearly 900 veterans every day. Many of these men and women never had the chance to see the national memorials that were built in their honor. It is the mission of The Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight Organization to ensure that our local American heroes get this opportunity.

“Honor Flight” film to remind Americans of WWII veterans’ sacrifice

This Memorial Day, the producers of “Honor Flight” are reminding Americans to remember the sacrifice so many have made to preserve this country’s freedoms. Read more…

St. Louis son gives father a special Veterans Day gift

St. Louis Attorney John Newsham gave his dad a special gift for Veterans Day this year. Read more…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Interactive Slide Show

View a slide show on how the St. Louis WWII veterans are remembered 60 years later with Honor Flight.

Funding the Mission

A gift to Greater St. Louis Honor Flight is a wonderful way to honor those who sacrificed so much for our great nation. We are enriching veterans’ lives, but we cannot do it without your help. We welcome and appreciate your support of the mission of Greater St. Louis Honor Flight and we offer opportunities to give at any level.

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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