What is Honor Flight Columbus?

The Mission of Honor Flight Columbus is to honor our nation’s senior veterans with a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials at no cost to them, to share their stories for the benefit of future generations, and to celebrate their homecoming, affirming their allegiance and service to our country.

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Vance Outdoors Exceeds Goal

The goal was to raise enough to send 90 senior veterans to see their memorials. They exceeded the goal by 17 vets. The airplane outline had 90 seats that were colored in as donations warranted; the additional 17 seats are indicated by the added squares. Thank you to Vance Outdoors for leading this campaign!

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75 years ago today, formal surrender documents signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay signified Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day), ending World War II. More than 16 million men and women served our nation during the war. To WWII Veterans past and present, VA salutes you.

Reviewing old notes and came across this understated gem of an answer to “What did you do in WWII?” Response: “Enlisted in 1942. Went overseas. Shot down over Germany in 1943 and was a POW for 17 months. Wounded in 1944.” Returned home before he turned 21.