Talons Out Honor Flight is pleased to announce a partnership with the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center in Portage, Michigan! The third Honor Flight mission will coincide with the High on Kalamazoo Balloon Fest, a free, family-friendly community event hosted at the Air Zoo, and will include a homecoming celebration for the returning veterans at the Air Zoo’s main campus. Plans include a visually striking balloon glow to light the way for the Honor Flight buses as they arrive.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Air Zoo,” Talons Out Vice President Dan Moyle says. “Each of our homecoming celebrations for our Veterans has grown, and we cannot wait to reach this new crowd with our mission. It makes sense to pair these two community events, and work with the Air Zoo to honor our Michigan Veterans for their service and sacrifice.”
The High on Kalamazoo Balloon Fest will be held at the Air Zoo from Friday September 26 through Sunday September 28, and will include hot air ballooning events, live music, a car show, food, and other family activities. The Talons Out Honor Flight will arrive in Kalamazoo at approximately 8:00pm on Saturday September 27, where buses will transport these heroic veterans to the Air Zoo’s main campus for a homecoming celebration. Both the Balloon Fest and the homecoming celebration are free and open to the general public.
“The Air Zoo is thrilled to be a part of this important homecoming”, says Troy Thrash, President and CEO of the Air Zoo. “This is an incredible opportunity for our community to meet and honor an amazing group of veterans and participate in ‘living history’ through the process. It’s going to be wonderful evening”.
About High on Kalamazoo Balloon Fest: High on Kalamazoo Balloon Fest at the AIR ZOO in Kalamazoo/Portage, Michigan. Balloon Competition Flights, Balloon Launches, Balloon Glows, Car Show, Entertainment, Vendors and much more. AIR ZOO will be open extended hours for even more fun. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/HighOnKalamazooBalloonFest . For more info on the Air Zoo, visit www.AirZoo.org.