Greater St. Louis Honor Flight > News > Media > 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

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.

Since its inception in 2009, the GSLHF has flown twenty-two Honor Flights with more than 550 veterans. These veterans are flown to Washington D.C. for one day to see the WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and “The Changing of the Guard” at Arlington National Cemetery. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our veterans and leaves a lasting impression on them and their loved ones. As they enter into 2013, the mission so too enters a critical and challenging year. In an effort to meet the wishes of all our local veterans, many of who have been on a waiting list for a flight, it is imperative that the organization raise the necessary funds to sustain the substantial costs of these flights. The private screening of Freethink Media’s documentary “Honor Flight, One Last Mission” will not only give the Saint Louis community a unique look at the origins of the Honor Flight Organization and the incredible effect it has on the Veterans and their families, but also the chance to make a financial contribution to a fantastic cause that means so much to so many families in our great city.

The evening of tribute and thanks will take place at Chaminade College Preparatory School’s, Skip Viragh Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will include food, drink, military reenactments, and military inspired art work available for purchase through a silent auction. Among the attendees will be WWII veterans, active duty military and political leaders from the Saint Louis area and state of Missouri. As the evening is focused on raising funds for the year ahead, it is furthermore an occasion for everyone to share and express their gratitude for the men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

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.

Testimonials

“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