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

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Testimonials

“It was a WOW kind of day that I will never forget. We kept so busy that I never had time to get tired. Then when I did get in bed - I was still so excited that I couldn't go to sleep thinking about all that I saw. I just can't put into words how great that trip is.”

– Donald E. Albert

Vietnam War Veteran, US Army 1968-1971, 96th Mission - November 2, 2021

“In my 92 years of life, travels, and experiences, I have done a lot of things. In my humble opinion, this trip was A-1! Thank you for letting me ride along!”

– Robert L. Walkling

WWII and Korean War Veteran, US Marine Corps 1944-1952, 93rd Mission - November 2, 2019

“The Honor Flight is God's blessing because there is nothing else compared to it, nothing.”

– Marshall Phillips

WWII Veteran

“I am so glad I went because getting these feelings out I believe will help me settle the Vietnam War that has been buried in my mind for 52 years. Over the years I have asked God how to deal with this issue and I believe he has answered my prayers through your organization.”

– Kenneth W. Riese

Vietnam Veteran