Honor Flight Fayette board members, veterans, guardians, volunteers and medical personnel would like to personally invite everyone to help us give a memorable send off, or welcome back, for our inaugural flight on May 14th.
Those involved with this flight will meet at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, on the square, for sign-in and a breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A. Afterwards we will load the buses between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. and leave for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The buses will return to the church between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m.
It would mean so much to these members of the "greatest generation" to see the streets lined with thankful citizens waving flags and banners and cheering them on for a day trip to see their memorial, which has taken 59 years to become reality. The fact that we are losing these brave men and women at the rate of 1,200 or more each day emphasizes the urgency for this and future trips, and this is a very special opportunity for us all to show our gratitude and ask ourselves "at what cost did they secure my freedom and how can I repay them".
Honor Flight Fayette is a non-profit, grass roots project staffed by volunteers whose sole interest is saying "thank you" to the veterans. It is a labor of love, dedication and determination for us to see that this project is a success so that more flights can be scheduled.
We would like to thank everyone who has given of their time, money, ideas and energy to make this dream come true, and we hope that many of you will decide to join us as guardians on future trips to spend an unforgettable day taking advantage of a personal history lesson from those who were there and lived through it.