7“The Greatest Generation.” On 29 May 2004, President Bush dedicated the World War II Memorial to honor“The Greatest Generation.”
8About 1,200 members of “The Greatest Generation” die each day. The average life expectancy for an American male is about 74.4 years.The YOUNGEST WWII veteran is over 80 years old.
9Sky-rocketing healthcare costs have wiped out the life savings of many WW II Veterans. Most WW II Veterans now lack the finances, physical strength, endurance, and aptitude to travel alone outside of the local area.Most elderly veterans have elderly spouses that can not be left alone for more than one day.
10In another 5 to 10 years, almost all of our WWII Veterans will be gone. The overwhelming majority of WWII Veterans have waited over 60 years for a memorial that most of them will NOT live to see.
11Our Purpose:To fly America's veterans to Washington DC to visit those memorials that have been dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.First Flight: May 10, 2011Second Flight: May 17, 2011Third Flight: Sept. ??, 2011Fourth Flight: May ??, 2012
14Honor Flight Priorities World War II Veterans and any terminally ill Korean or Vietnam Veteran who has never visited their memorial.Korean War VeteransVietnam VeteransAll others
15Honor Flights are now flown solely using large commercial aircraft, flying out and back the same day.
16June 2010 Orientation in Hiawatha Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Financial donations may be tax deductible.Guardians (assisting the vets) pay their own expenses ($550)
17Honor FlightApplications are accepted & processed on a first come, first served basis.The Honor Flight Network now has 98 hubs in the U.S.Over 20,000 WWII Veterans have been flown out and back SAFELY! (Number still growing as other flights take place.)Over 6,000 still on the National waiting list.
18So what IS the cost to a WWII veteran for the following? ~Roundtrip airfare~Round-trip Deluxe motor coach transportation from airport to memorials~Meals (lunch and dinner)~Wheel chair, oxygen~Honor Flight Polo-Shirt, Hat,Dog Tag and Jewel of the Mall bookANY GUESSES ??????
19It’s 100% FREE! In our opinion, given what they’ve done, and how long they’ve waited……….…they’ve earned this.WWII Merle Pulliam, in France, 82 years old, died before the flight.Bradley Courthouse: First Quad City soldier killed in Iraq.…they deserve this.
20What do we need? Your financial support as we organize, grow and plan Volunteers to arrange send off and arrival events at airport, data entry, organizing applications, making phone calls, and much more.Guardians to assist veterans on upcoming flights, and beyond…
21What we need:Funding for future flightsDonations accepted from everyone EXCEPT WWII Veterans… They have given enough.
22SHD Post 730 Honor FlightDonations or Sponsorships needed to help cover charter, food, motor coach costs.$250 feeds 40 veterans a box lunch (Arby’s)$550 will sponsor a veteran for the day.$1,300 will pay for a motor coachLarger Business or Corporate donations to be Key Sponsors for future Waterloo flights.
23SHD Honor Flights receives NO Government Funding! In Waterloo the following is a sample list of generous donors:??Hy-VeeDept. of Iowa, American Legion and VFW PostsMedicomThe Waterloo (alo) Airport
24“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.” -Will Rogers
25The various monument engravings offer so much history to read about- as stated by our forefathers…..
26Please download an application today! -Volunteer-Guardian-Veteran
27Board of DirectorsCraig White, Blackhawk County Supervisor Operations Dir *VeteranJanet Liming, Board MemberFrank Magsmen, Blackhawk County Supervisor Board Member *VeteranDavid Grimm Board MemberDanny McGowin Board Member *VeteranLee Bedore Board Member *VeteranRandy Herod Board MemberRandy Miller Board MemberJoe Woodhouse, Retired Deere and Co Board Member *VeteranMary Clapp, RN, BSN,OCN EI Director (assisting) *Veteran
28Website www.SHDPost730HonorFlight.org Local Area ContactsWebsiteMs. Janet LimingPhone:Mr. Craig WhitePhone: