At 110, Emma Didlake, Our Nation’s Oldest Living Veteran is scheduled to Meet President Obama
WATERFORD TWP., Mich. (July 15, 2015) – Emma Didlake, 110-year-old Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps World War II Veteran, will take a special Honor Flight this week. Members of Talons Out Honor Flight will accompany Didlake and her granddaughter Marilyn Horne Friday, July 17 to Washington, D.C. President Obama is scheduled to welcome Didlake to the White House, followed by visits to the World War II memorial, her favorite President’s memorial – Franklin D. Roosevelt – and the Women in Military Service museum.
Due to her age, Didlake is resting up for her trip. Talons Out asks members of the media to please respect her privacy, holding off interviews until flight day. A Media Meet and Greet will be held at the Oakland Air Facility (6740 S. Service Dr. Waterford, MI), located at the Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township prior to boarding the plane, Friday July 17, 7:30-8:00 a.m.
The public is invited to welcome Miss Emma home from her Honor Flight at the Oakland County Airport (3900 Highland Road) Friday evening. Arrival time is scheduled for 7:30pm at the main terminal.
Accommodations and Services provided by:
Delta Private Jets – Air travel
“Delta Private Jets is proud and privileged to provide Miss Emma with a flight to Washington, D.C.,” said Delta Private Jets VP of Marketing Brad Blettner, “Delta Private Jets is an ardent supporter of our Veterans and our troops, and we thank her for her service.”
HealthLink/Community EMS – Hometown ground transportation
Kellogg Company’s K-VETS and Supporters Employee Resource Group – Ground transportation and escort in Washington D.C.
More information on Emma Didlake can be found here: http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/2015/04/01/oldest-known-veteran-110-blazed-path-for-blacks-women.html
About Talons Out Honor Flight: Talons Out Honor Flight is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization honoring World War II Veterans with an all-expense paid Washington, D.C. trip to visit their memorial. Talons Out is the Southwest Michigan hub of the national Honor Flight Network. Learn more at http://talonsouthonorflight.com
About Delta Private Jets – Delta Private Jets is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and the fourth-largest private-jet operator in the United States. The company operates a diverse fleet of Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft jets. Delta Private Jets holds Wyvern Wingman status and is an ARGUS Platinum Rated Operator, a distinction it has held longer than any other operator in the world. The company operates the Delta Jet Center, as well as a comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.